August John Schreiber

1920 – 2013
August John Schreiber

 

August John Schreiber, 93, of Dillon passed away on the morning of September 30.

Funeral services will be on Friday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m. at Brundage Funeral Home, with Pastor David Andrew officiating. Graveside services with military honors will immediately follow.

There will be a visitation at the funeral home tomorrow 6–8 p.m.

Gus was born in May1920 in Aurora IN, where he graduated high school. In 1939, he enlisted in the Marines and served his country with pride in the Pacific on Guadalcanal with the 1st Marine Division. He achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant and was released from the military in 1945, along with many others from “America’s greatest generation.”

In 1941, he married the love of his life, Virginia, and they had two wonderful daughters who blessed Gus and Virginia with five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as each one is a blessing.

Gus moved back to Indiana and opened a sporting goods store and fell in love with the Western part of America while hunting. Later, he moved his family out West as he had dreamed of doing and bought a small farm in Dillon. This small farm was a huge part of his life, as he loved to watch what he worked for grow and flourish. Gus loved to hunt and fish and was exceptionally lucky to be able to enjoy these activities until the last few years of his life. 

As most farmers do, he had to have a second job to afford to farm. Gus helped keep Montana’s roadways safe and open to the public working for the highway department until he retired. Throughout his farming and employment on the highway, he made many great friends.

Aside from work and family, Gus loved God, as could be seen easily if the time was taken to spend with him. Gus enjoyed reading the Bible and fully understanding the messages. It was obvious that he understood the messages, as talking religion and politics were some of his favorite pastimes.

Gus’s wife, Virginia Schreiber, sister Alberta Lee and daughter Theola Watkins preceded Gus in death. His surviving family will cheerfully carry on his legacy.