Trimmer Eugene E. Schreiner of Hastings, Nebraska, has died at age 92.
Eugene was born on February 13, 1928 in Hastings. He graduated Hastings High School in 1945 and joined the U.S. Navy, where he served honorably for four years.
Following his service, Eugene found work at at a local auto upholstery shop. In 1975, he opened his own shop called Town and Country Seat Covers.
He retired in 1989 and was an active member of the Elks Club, VFW, DAV, Eagles and Souther Hill Golf Club.
Eugene passed away on January 18, 2021 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
May he Rest In Peace.
Greg Rivera says
RIP old timer! As for the “let’s teach the next generation” I am an Army Veteran and an Auto Restoration Student at Mcpherson College in Kansas. I took interest in Trim almost 3 years ago and have dabbled in it here and there since then. Last semester I took our basic course and next week I start the advanced. Im an older student and I’ve been messaging trim shops on Instagram asking if they would have me as an intern in the summer when the school sends us out for internships but I cant get anyone to even reply. I may not be as good as others but I am very eager to work and learn more but if the current generation doesn’t open the door for those that are new to the craft, eventually there will be a gap. I am an older man as I said, but I also know young talented kids that are interested in the trade but so far it almost feels as if its some sort of secret society that its hard to break into. Not trying to disrespect anyone, just expressing my frustration from someone who really appreciates the craft and understands that it takes talent and dedication and wants to learn it and get better at it. Anyway, Rest in peace Mr Schneider, sorry for everyone’s loss. Thank you!