Gilbert C. Schreiner, M.D.

SCHREINER, Gilbert C., M.D. Sep 7, 1922 – Mar 28, 2013 Gilbert Carlyle Schreiner, M.D., 90, of Omaha, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 28, 2013, dying peacefully in his sleep with his bride of 68 years by his side. Born in Unadilla, Nebraska on September 7, 1922, he is the son of the late Christina Gartner and Maux Schreiner. Dr. Schreiner received his undergraduate degrees from Peru State College, in Peru, Nebraska and Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska in 1947. Following an Internship at the University of Indiana in Indianapolis, he was one of the first three pediatric residents at the new Children’s Memorial Hospital, in Omaha. After a subsequent residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, he served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force. He returned to Omaha in1954, setting up private practice as a Board Certified pediatric specialist with his longtime business partner and friend, John M. Thomas. He would continue his life’s work for the next 44 years, retiring from private practice in 1998. Gil was a respected member of the staff at Clarkson, Immanuel, and Methodist hospitals, as well as his beloved Children’s Memorial Hospital where he served as President and in many executive positions. He was a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Nebraska Medical Association and Omaha Medical Society. Dr. Schreiner was a member of the faculty, serving in a variety of posts, at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University. Throughout his professional life and for years after his retirement, he invested in the next generation of doctors through his gift of teaching. He was named “Professor of the Year” on numerous occasions. He was also a member of West Omaha Rotary. The “Gentle Giant” received the 1995 Miracle Maker Award from A.H. Robbins Company. In 1998 he was granted the Top Cat Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Schreiner was also named a Children’s Memorial Hospital “Pediatric Legend” in 2005. Perhaps his highest honor came when grateful patient families ensured his legacy would survive by donating a mini nurses’ station in 2002, “in honor of Dr. and Mrs. G.C. Schreiner” and “The Gilbert C. Schreiner Center for Developmental Pediatrics” in 2010. Known for his love of life and quick wit, albeit cornball at times, Gil embraced the world around him. His glass was always half full and if yours was half empty, he sought to fill it up. He was a voracious reader, highlighting the hospital newspaper each morning, so others would know what was important—at least to him. Leading by example, he loved God first, family second, and everyone around him. A farmer at heart, his tomato plants and a sizzling steak were always close at hand. Next to his children, grands and great-grands, golf was his greatest pleasure, particularly when teeing-up with his wife. He is surely on God’s green course this minute, trying to shoot that illusive “hole in one.” Gil was preceded in death by his parents, Maux and Christina Schreiner and younger siblings: Delores Pederson, Les Schreiner, Lyle Schreiner and Naomi Moeller. He is survived by his wife, Hayes; daughter: Debbi Dimmick and husband Gregg of Wharton, TX, Kiki Jacob and husband Mark of Fort Worth, TX, Holli Schreiner of Wharton, TX. Grandchildren include “Super Josh” Dimmick and wife Cassie, of Springfield, MO, Kaydi Dimmick Kacer and husband Russell of El Campo, TX, and Kenzi Jacob of Fort Worth. He is a proud Papa to great-grandchildren: Madison Pearl, Audrey Rehe, Benjamin Russell, and soon-to-be-born Brooklynn Rehe. Gil leaves behind his long-time nurse and dear friend Jackie Pool and his “adopted” daughter, Kathy Dearborn Michaud. VISITATION Monday, April 1, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel (he would appreciate the April Fool’s joke). MEMORIAL SERVICE Tuesday, April 2 at 11am at Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, 1110 S. 90 St. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation, 8401 W. Dodge Rd., Suite 160, Omaha, NE 68114; or Pacific Hills Lutheran Church, 1110 South 90th St., Omaha, NE 68124.

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