Father dies from injuries 6 years after hitting his head at WE Fest

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A father-of-two who had been in a coma-like state since an injury he sustained at WE Fest in 2010 died on Sunday.

Shelly Schreiner, the wife of 43-year-old Mark Schreiner, said in a post on his CaringBridge site that he passed away Sunday morning.

"It is with a very heavy heart that I write this entry. Mark left us early this morning. He had a very long day of seizures and in the end his body was too tired to fight this fight anymore. He will always be a hero to us as he hung on 6 years longer than he was suppose to. He made improvements that were said weren't possible and he always greeted you with a smile when you walked into his room. He will be terribly missed by many. It is a extremely sad day in our house today as my kids are yet dealt with another obstacle to jump over. This time however, they have the most AWESOME guardian angel on their side for this next journey!!! We love and miss you Mark….."

The Forum News Service reports that Schreiner, an eight-year National Guardsman and a former stockbroker turned full-time farmer, suffered the injury at the festival near Detroit Lakes, where he is believed to have tripped on a trailer and struck his head on a parked bus.

His wife told the Forum in 2010 that he was initially in a coma followed by a vegetative state, after which he was considered "mildly conscious" and could follow people with his eyes, watch TV and look at pictures.

After a stint in a coma stimulation program in St. Paul in 2010, he was transferred to a full-time care facility in Fargo.

Schreiner was a lifelong resident of Fargo-Moorhead, according to a flyer for one of the many fundraisers held on his behalf, graduated from Moorhead High School and attended NDSU.

Before beginning his farming career he worked for Coca Cola, as a stock broker for A.G. Edwards/Wachovia, and as a salesman for Prairie Business Magazine.

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