William H. (Bill) Schreiber passed away Friday, Sept 21, 2018 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Streator. A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Streator. The immediate family will attend a grave site ceremony following the service.
William Herbert Schreiber was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 10, 1920. He was one of 6 children born to Jessebelle Alyard Vastine and Aloysius Mathias Schreiber. He graduated from Sullivan High School in 1939. After working at several jobs during and after high school, he joined the U. S. Air Corps in 1942. He served in the USA and was transferred to Italy during WWII. Sergeant Schreiber was honorably discharged in 1945 after spending 3 years as an aircraft mechanic. On September 8, 1945 he married Ruth Marie Carroll and they started a new life in Streator, Illinois.
After working at other tire dealers, he started his own tire business in 1947 selling tires from his Monroe street residence. In 1957 he built Schreiber Tire and Battery on east Main Street and, built a house on Country Park Road in 1962. He enjoyed playing golf, and telling war stories and stories of his childhood during the depression. He was a life-long ardent Catholic and always busy around the house after he retired.
Bill is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ruth; 4 sons, Tom (Caroll), Jim (Pam), Brian (Brenda), and Mike (Peggy); 5 grandchildren and, 10 great grandchildren.
He was a good and honorable man, well liked by all who knew him, most beloved by his wife and family.