David Wayne Schreiner, 63, of Antelope, California, went to heaven on March 17, 2022. Born
November 15, 1958, at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo, California, David was the oldest of Ronald
and Florence Schreiner’s four children.
David grew up in Napa, California. He attended Pueblo Vista Elementary School, Redwood
Jr. High, and Vintage High, graduating in 1976.
At a young age, David was enthusiastic about doing yard work around the house. While in
high school, he worked part-time at Hagedorn’s Christmas Tree Farm. At Vintage, he took
many elective courses in Ornamental Horticulture, taught by Mr. Ralph Early. His senior year in
high school he started working at Van Winden’s Nursery.
David continued studying Ornamental Horticulture at Napa Jr. College, where he earned his
A.A. Degree. After college he worked at Payless Garden Center in Vallejo then moved on to
Sonoda Nursery in Sacramento. After that he began his career as a sales representative for
Patio Products and most recently at Central Garden and Pet.
David married Susan Fuller in 1984 and they settled in the Sacramento area. Their son,
Chad, was born in 1986, followed by daughter, Chelsea, in 1988. David and Susan divorced in
1999. David married Tedi Riggs in 2007. They divorced in 2014. David remained friends with
both Susan and Tedi.
David enjoyed baseball and many other sports. He was an excellent tennis and ping pong
player. David was a well known youth soccer coach and mentor for Antelope AYSO and
touched many young lives through his coaching. He coached his son Chad’s soccer teams for
many years and has been coaching his grandson Benjamin’s soccer teams these past few
years. David’s children and grandson were his pride and joy.
David loved working in his beautiful yard and garden, and hosting family and neighborhood
gatherings. He enjoyed traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and
friends. David was very thoughtful, considerate, and generous. He was always there when you
needed him. He was quick to volunteer to help a friend or family member.
David left us suddenly and way too young. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
David is survived by his son Chad Schreiner, daughter Chelsea Schreiner, and grandson
Benjamin, all of Antelope, California; brothers Paul Schreiner (Suzanne) of Lodi, Mark Schreiner
(Kim) of Napa, and sister Marci Wetterlund (John) of Fairfield; many cousins, nieces and
nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Florence Schreiner.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at 1:00 pm, at the Tulocay Cemetery
Chapel, 411 Coombsville Rd. in Napa, with a reception to follow.