Thomas E. "Thos" Schreiber

January 21, 1942 - March 07, 2023


Obituary For Thomas E. "Thos" Schreiber

Sun Prairie /Madison-

Thomas E. “Thos” Schreiber, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 surrounded by his family at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, after an extended battle with COPD. He was born on January 21, 1942, in Milwaukee, WI the son of Edward and Lorraine (Springman) Schreiber. He attended St. James Grade School and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1960. Tom retired at the age of 52 from Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company, after 34 years of service as a technician. He was united in marriage to Karen Peschel on January 6, 1962.

Tom was an avid Badgers and Brewers fan, and also enjoyed bowling, sudoku, listening to music and a Korbel at 4:00.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Karen; children, Marie (Tom) Pollard, Paul (Nancy), and Gary (Tabatha); grandchildren, Megan (Ryan) Boggs, Emily Schreiber, Marty (Sasha) Pollard, Austin (Kelsi) Schreiber and Jarrett Schreiber; great-grandson, Tommy Boggs; sister, Mary Ann Enders; and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan (Gary) Markgraf; and brother-in-law, Pat Enders.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Avenue. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for the kind compassionate care they gave Tom.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, Carbone Cancer Center or the American Family Children’s Hospital.

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  • March 14, 2023

    Karen & family, sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Always remember the good times. Michael Caliva

  • March 13, 2023

    To the Schreiber family, My deepest condolences and prayers. Mr. Schreiber raised a great family and seemed to have good skills . As I remember the Catamaran he built. Take care. Wally Wilson

  • March 12, 2023

    Karen, Sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the good guys that I went to grade school with. I worked for Otis elevator and used to run across Tom at the Telephone Co every once in a while. Ron Skolaski

  • March 12, 2023

    Karen I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I will always remember the fun times I had with Tom and his great sense of humor. I am sure this is hard on Marie Paul Gary and Mary Ann. This is a tough time in any families lives but time has a way of getting us thru these hard times. God bless all of you. Jim Thomas

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