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Jay Dee Schreiner Sr.



PINE RIDGE –– Jay Dee Schreiner Sr., 55, made his journey to the Spirit World on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Hot Springs.

Jay Dee was born on January 15, 1962 in Peoria, Ill. to Robert Schreiner and Anna Louise (Richard) Schreiner. Jay enlisted in the military when he was 17 years old and he had to have his mother sign the authorization for him to enlist. Jay Dee’s career in the United States Army lasted over 12 years and he traveled the world on his tour of duty, serving both state side and overseas. Jay traveled to Italy, Iraq, Kuwait where he was part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, Panama, and Germany where he witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall; when he was stateside he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, La., N.C., Tacoma, Wash., Colorado Springs, Colo., Fort Ord, Calif., and most notably Fairbanks, Ark where Jay met the love of his life, Pamla Roberts. Jay fell in love with Pamla and they were married on January 25, 1983 in Fairbanks, Ark. Once Jay was discharged from the military in Fort Ord, Calif., he and Pamla began raising their family, to this union three children were born, Rhiannon, Tasheena, and his son, Jay Schreiner, Jr. Jay raised his family in Pine Ridge with his wife Pamla by his side. Together they would go camping with their children and grandchildren, Jay especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and he would always say, “There is nothing like having grandchildren!” Jay loved hunting and fishing, basically anything he could do outdoors he would be there.

After his discharge from the military and his return to Pine Ridge, Jay began working as a jailer for Public Safety in Pine Ridge and after some time Jay left Public Safety and began a career at I.H.S. where he worked for over 13 years. Jay and his wife Pamla were both die hard Harley Davidson Motorcyclists, you would always be able to find Jay and Pamla side by side riding down the pavement together on those warm summer days and nights. Jay Dee and Pamla were inseparable, they were always together and their marriage was an example for everyone, especially after being married for over 33 years. Jay Dee had one of the hardest times in his life when his wife, Pamla, passed away on May 7, 2016.

Jay Dee will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all the people Jay Dee met in his lifetime. Jay Dee is now going to join his wife, Pamla, and the rest of his loving family that has passed on before him, Jay Dee will forever remain in our hearts.

Jay Dee is survived by children, Rhiannon (Leon Jr.) Janis and Tasheena (Jesse) Red Wing both of Pine Ridge and Jay (Tahnee Black Feather) Schreiner, Jr. of Rapid City; brother, Brandon Schreiner of Rapid City; sisters, Andrea (Mike) Akers and Paulette Schreiner both of Pine Ridge; uncle, Ira Colhoff of Ariz. And Richard LaPointe of Rapid City; aunts, Josephine Richard of Pine Ridge and Lavonne Richard of Umatilla, Ore.; god-mother, Goldie (Jim) Knoderer of St. Cloud, Fla.; mother-in-law, Esther (Dell) Hayward of Anchorage, Alaska; father-in-law, Eugene (Marie Jensen) Roberts of Fairbanks, Alaska; sister-in-laws, Lori Clarke of Alexandria, La., Jackie Jensen and Brenda Meeker both of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother-in-laws, Eugene Roberts, Jr. and Norman Roberts both of Fairbanks, Alaska; and grandchildren, Charlee Schreiner, Taysean Schreiner, Leon Janis III, JayAnn Janis, Harlee Carlow, Michael Robert Carlow IV, Kaia Schreiner, Anna Janis, and Jaylee Red Wing.

Jay Dee was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Anna Schreiner; spouse, Pamla Schreiner; brothers, Charles Schreiner and Richard Schreiner; uncles, Lavern Richard, Leroy Richard, Calvin Pourier and Delbert Amiotte; aunts, Ramona Andrews, Elfreda Amiotte, and Ramona La- Pointe and Beaulah Pourier; maternal grandparents, Theodore Richard and Emil & Zona Rooks-Pourier; and paternal grandfather, Paul Schreiner.

Wake services and Rosary services were held March 22 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge. Mass of Christian Burial was held March 23 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Christopher Johnson, S.J. and Mr. Charles McGaa officiating. Burial services were held March 24 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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