Byron Jay Schreeg, 67, of Long Beach, Indiana, formerly of Rensselaer, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. in Franciscan Hospice Communities in Michigan City, Indiana.
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Byron was born Sept. 22, 1946 to the late Otto and Genevieve (Feldhaus) Schreeg. On June 10, 1972 in LaPorte, Indiana he married Ann Chrobak.
Surviving are his mother, Genevieve Clark of Rennselaer; wife, Ann Schreeg of Long Beach; two sons, Scott (Elizabeth) Schreeg of LaPorte, Indiana and Jeffrey Byron Schreeg of Trail Creek, Indiana; a daughter, Dr. Laura Schreeg, PhD of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Isabella Schreeg, Abigail Schreeg, Jackson Schreeg and Vivana Schreeg; two sisters, Sharon Davisson of Rensselaer and JoAnn (Greg) Claussen of Crown Point; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many cousins;
He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Terry Davisson.
Byron was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church. He served two tour cruises in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War as Second Class Petty Officer-Aviation Ordnance receiving two bronze stars. He was a member of the Westville American Legion Post 21 in Westville, Indiana. He worked for US Steel, Gary Works then retired after 36 years from Bethlehem Steel, ArcelorMittal USA, IN Tek and IN Kote in the human resources division as a system coordinator. He graduated from Rennselaer High School and earned his degree from Purdue University North Central in industrial management and computer technology. He loved and enjoyed spending time with family, gardening and landscaping.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 11, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 1010 Moore Road, Long Beach with the Rev. Keith McClellan and Rev. Jeremiah Lynch officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel in Michigan City. The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel. Full military honors will be held following funeral mass at Notre Dame Catholic Church.
Contributions may be made to Franciscan Hospice Communities, 1225 E. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.
Ott-Haverstock Funeral Chapel
418 Washington St.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Published in the Rensselaer Republican on Aug. 9, 2014