Fred Schreeck Of Baker Dies
Well – Known Business Man Succumbs After Illness
Fred H. Schreeck, Baker business man, died this morning at 8:30 at his home after an illness extending over a period of three years.
Mr. Schreeck was born in Bloomington, Illinois February 25, 1882.
He came to Baker in 1899 and engaged in mining until 1901. In 1901 he married Emma Adams and they lived in Portland until 1909 when they moved back to Baker and Mr. Schreeck established the foundation of the Schreeck Ice and Cold Storage Company. He made a start by peddling hominy and horseradish from house to house and in 1912 added ice cream making to his enterprise. In 1927 he also entered the fuel business. In spite of his illness Mr. Schreeck was active in the management of his affairs up to the time of his death.
He was a member of Baker City Lodge No. 25. I. O. O. F., the Elks, and Knights of Pythias Lodges and the Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Schreeck is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Schreeck; a daughter, Mrs. C.F. Briggs; two sons, Russell and Fred Jr.; his father Fred Schreeck Sr,. of Beaverton, Oregon; two sisters, Mrs. William Drawley of Beaverton and Mrs. Freda Kahr of Baker, and two brothers, Walter of Spokane and Paul of Portland.
Out-of-town relatives are expected to arrive here tomorrow.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Elks lodge Thursday afternoon in the Elks Temple. Internment will be in Mount Hope cemetery. The body will be in the Baker Funeral Home until Wednesday night.
Used with permission from: Baker Democrat Herald, September 7, 1937, Front page
Transcribed by: Sue Wells