Schreiters celebrate 70th anniversary

Schreiters celebrate 70th anniversary

CARLINVILLE (Sept. 13, 2018) – Lou and Vera Schreiter observed their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 12. They were married in the old Carlinville Methodist Church by Rev. Chas. Sedgwick in 1948.

Mrs. Schreiter was a laboratory and x-ray technician, having worked at hospitals in Macomb, Urbana and Carlinville.

Mr. Schreiter started teaching chemistry and physics in Carrollton for two years, then science in Carlinville for three years. He received his master’s degree in education administration from Western Illinois University at Macomb, followed by two more years of graduate school at the University of Illinois. He was then re-employed as superintendent of schools at Carrollton until 1972, at which time they returned to Carlinville and he served as superintendent of schools there until 1979. The couple then moved to Ursa, where he served as superintendent of schools of Unit District 4 until his retirement in 1986.

Upon retirement, they moved back to Carlinville, where they have lived since. They currently reside at the Village of Morse Farm.

They have three children: Louis (wife Nancy Crehl) on a ranch in Montana; Dr. Mark, a college professor at the University of Alaska Attendance Center at Kodiak College in Kodiak, Alaska; and Carol (Schreiter) McCoy, who resides in Beaumont, Texas.

In June, their children hosted a family reception for them in Montana, with 58 family members representing 15 states in attendance.