James Charles Schreiber, 64, of Midland, died at home, Friday morning, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by the love of his family. Jim grew up, and went to school in Freeland. On Feb. 21, 1970 he married Carol Engerer. He had a life long love of driving, which served him well, through the 35 years at Delphi Chassis, and harvesting in the fall with farming friends. After retiring, he drove tour buses for Mitchell Coach and loved spending time helping his favorite Humane Society of Midland County. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 35 years, where he drove for the XYZ club, and performed as the disciple "Doubting Thomas."
If wealth was measured in the number of people he called friend, he would be considered rich beyond measure. He often said, "there is no such thing as a stranger! They are just friends I haven't met yet."
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Carol; son, Jim (Kati) Schreiber of Lowell; daughter, Dawn (Johnny) Totten-Guest of Midland; daughter of the heart, Kelly (Carl) Biondo and family of St. Clair Shores; and all others he loved over the years that called him dad. He is also survived by his mother, Wilma Cowell Bauer of Zilwaukee; stepmother, Clara Schreiber of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Carmen (John) Wirtz of Freeland, and Robbie (John) Oliphant of Tennessee; brother-in-law, Craig (Becky) Engerer of Freeland; grandchildren, Carin (Colin), Christian, Sioban, Clay, Caitlyn, Jimmy and Sully; great- granddaughters, Cariann and Carina; and by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Schreiber.
Funeral services to celebrate Jim's life will take place 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3701 Jefferson Avenue at St. Andrews, with The Rev. Gerald Ferguson officiating. Jim's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler Street on Tuesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Humane Society of Midland County. Condolences to the family may be made through www.waresmithwoolever.com