Chuck Schreiber

A delayed streaming of the service will be available on Saturday. To watch the service, please access: https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas

Chuck Schreiber, age 57 from Minot, died Wednesday, October 25, 2023, surrounded by friends and family at his home.

Charles Joseph “Chuck” Schreiber was born on February 1, 1966 to Clayton and Carolyn Schreiber in Marysville, California. At the age of one, the Schreiber’s moved to Minot where Chuck lived the rest of his life.

Chuck was a friend to many through the years.  He attended Longfellow Elementary, Bishop Ryan High School (Class of 1984), and Minot State University (Business Administration).  Throughout his early life, Chuck worked as a cook at Homesteaders Restaurant, at Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store as a Produce Clerk and driving the bakery van and as a Youth Care Supervisor at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Later, Chuck worked for many years in the oil and gas industry as a Landman (Title Researcher) for Diamond Resources and other companies.

Most of all, Chuck was a caregiver.  When the oil work dried up, Chuck began working at the Somerset Court Assisted Living Facility in Minot where his parents resided.  While working there he spent much of his time connecting with the residents who cherished and loved him.  He also spent his time caring for his parents both on and off the job.  Chuck and his adorable puppy, Astro, frequently spent time at  Somerset visiting with his parents and other residents. His parents and the Somerset residents were blessed by his endless companionship, support, and care.

Chuck married La Donna Rosenau on September 9, 2002, in Minot, ND.  Over the years, Chuck and La Donna invited numerous foster children to live with them, many of which remained connected with them through the years. When La Donna was diagnosed with cancer, Chuck faithfully cared for her for more than seven years.  It was a great twist of fate when Chuck was also diagnosed with cancer in March of 2023.

Chuck was amazingly generous, taking on a second job to help provide for his sister-in-law when she also battled cancer.  He was a good Samaritan, helping neighbors mow the lawn, blow the snow, helping neighbors recover from the flood, and even renting and caring for a neighbor’s house after they moved.

In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed listening to Prairie Public Radio and watching the Big Bang Theory tv show.  He was a gifted woodworker, wire sculptor and handyman. He had a passion for hunting and was especially known for his culinary skills. Cutting boards, custom woodwork and wire yard art can be found in many homes of family and friends. Chuck loved preparing and sharing gourmet meals with family and friends. He loved to use bacon fat in his cooking and was famous for his signature dish, “pork squealers,” which were enjoyed by many.  

Chuck acted as a positive role model for the many children in his life. He brightened the lives of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and their many foster children. Children were attracted to Chuck because the children knew they could count on him to make them laugh and feel loved. Adults were also put at ease with Chuck’s positive and easy-going personality. His quick wit and humor were with him until the end, recently saying, “The advertising for Jardiance is so good that, I don’t even have diabetes, but I want to get me some of that.”

As a supportive, generous, and kindhearted individual, Chuck was a true friend to many people who were lucky enough to know him.  He was truly one of a kind! We were blessed to have been part of his life and he will be greatly missed by all.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, La Donna (Rosenau) Schreiber, Minot; foster child, Alden Allery, Minot; sisters, Colette (Arno) Rudolph, Bismarck, Cheryl (Daniel) Haugen, Cornelius OR, and Charlotte (Vint) Whitman, Eugene OR; brother Curtis (Michelle) Schreiber, Fargo; and their beloved dog Astro.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Michele Dissette.

Visitation: Thursday November 2, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot, ND.

Liturgy of the Word Service: Friday, November 3, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Therese, the Little Flower, Minot, ND. The service may be viewed starting on Saturday using https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.

Memorials to the family of Chuck Schreiber, Prairie Public Radio or The Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch are appreciated.


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