Henry Eugene Schriner, the son of Virdeena (Hawkins) and Guy Jerome Schriner, was born May 23, 1954 at Red Cloud, Nebraska. Hank or Pappo, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, died December 18, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Hank was a lifelong resident of the area. He received his formal education attending the Riverton schools and graduated from the Franklin High School. On May 21, 1976 he was united in marriage with Marcia Skiles. They were married for 32 years and raised five children. Hank was a cowboy, in the truest sense of the word, all of his life. “Take it easy” was never a part of his vocabulary. “Get out of bed, you’re burning daylight.” “Get up, the horses are out. Ha, ha, - April Fools.” Sleeping in late was something only the coon dogs got to do.
He ran his house with an iron fist but a tender heart. Anybody around him know where they stood with him. If Hank loved you, you knew it and if he didn’t, well you knew that as well. Hank had a voice that would carry for miles. You could be out in a pasture or in a gymnasium full of people and all he had to do was yell and you knew he was there.
He loved to dance like a fool and when he would sing, he usually made up his own lyrics as they seemed to fit the current situation. His 5th grade report card proves he liked the more social aspects of life. His music and art scores were all satisfactory, however, the required subjects not so much. Only Hank’s teacher would scribble out the words ‘he passed 4th grade’ with ‘He’s been working in 4th grade and is passed on with the condition that he is gonna work harder.’
One of his favorite past times was hunting. He had one truck with a coon dog box or sometimes his coon hunting mule named Hoppity Hooper who would jump in the back of the truck. The other truck had a dog box full of greyhounds for chasing coyotes. We knew he believed in God because every Sunday morning as he was driving like Hank drove, he would pull the cord to dump the dogs and right before he crashed again, he would holler “Oh Dear God.”
Hank jockeyed for multiple people in multiple places - the Higley Field Track, Smith Center 1966, Northwest Kansas District Free Fair, Goodland, Kansas 1966, Beaver City Races, Nebraska State Fair Grounds in Lincoln and many other places. He rode 3-year old Quarter horses 250 yards when he was 12 years old. The newspaper clipping headlines said “Sport of Kings Bidding For Return.” A local horseman in Smith Center, Kansas I believe was bidding a return to the local track. He built a new 6 horse starting gate. So one Sunday afternoon they decided to give it a try on colts!!! It says they were ridden by Guy Schriner and 4 of his sons, Sam, Ben, Jack and Hank, and I quote “those kids can all ride and they like to boot’m home.”
Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Ben, Sam and Jack Schriner.
Surviving are his children, Jeff and Hilary Schriner, Jennifer Schriner, Sally and Caleb Harris, Lacey and Jarred Hajny and Matt and Dara Schriner; 14 grandkids, Brandon, Natalie, Gabbie Schriner, Gus Schriner, Rylee Schriner, Tiff Schriner, Colten, Colby and Cali Harris, Wyatt, Josie and Monte Hajny, Luke, Jenna and Kinsly Schriner; a great grandson, Weston Schriner (and another one on the way!),a sister, Sandra Fegter and brother, John (Linda) Schriner, his girlfriend, Jill Fouts and her family, nieces, nephews, and his many friends.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, 11:00 am, December 22, 2021 at the Riverton Cemetery with Pastor Kasey Loschen officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, 8:00 am - 7:00 pm at the funeral home with the family present from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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