David 'Dave' Allan Schreiner
David “Dave” Allan Schreiner, 74, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died at home on Friday, April 6, 2018, surrounded by family.
Services will be held at Orangewood Presbyterian Church, 7321 N. 10th Street in Phoenix, Ariz., beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20.
David “Dave” Allan Schreiner was born Dec. 7, 1943 in Wayne to Raymond Schreiner who taught at Wayne State College and Mildred (Vaughn) Schreiner. He attended H. H. Hahn Campus School (Wayne Prep) and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1966 where he was an active member of Theta Xi. At the University of Nebraska Dave met and fell in love with Linda Lee Muff. Dave and Linda were married in 1968 and settled in Topeka, Kan. where Dave worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation beginning his career in urban planning. In 1974 they moved to Omaha, where he worked as the Director of the Bi-State Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and began their family. After a rewarding career with MAPA, Dave moved his family to Phoenix, Ariz. The City of Phoenix recognized his contributions and he received the City of Phoenix Excellence Award in 1994 and also the DREAMR Award in 2001. Dave was respected throughout his career for his great intellect, calm manner, honest negotiations, unquestionable scruples, and devotion to his family.
At home, Dave was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He made it a priority to actively participate in his sons’ sports, activities, and school functions. He and his wife spent retirement traveling to exotic locations such as the Mediterranean, New Zealand, Australia, South America, and the Caribbean, and extensively throughout the United States. Dave enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren, playing card games and taking trips to the local park. Dave will be greatly missed for his compassion, generosity, pragmatism, humility, his servant-leader nature, quick wit and humor, and as a zealous Nebraska Cornhuskers football fan.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Linda; his sons Jeffrey (Nadalina) and Andy (Carrie); his grandchildren Audrey, Nate, Molly, Tomislav, and Klara Schreiner; his nephews Kevin, Matt, and Doug Sheppard, and his niece Jennifer (Sheppard) Koolen.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Schreiner, and sister Sally (Schreiner) Sheppard.