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Marvin Joseph Schoenfelder

Marvin Joseph Schoenfelder

Marvin Joseph Schoenfelder, 88, Dimock, died Tuesday December 10, 2013, at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:30 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Friday with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the church in Dimock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marvin Joseph Schoenfelder was born June 25, 1925 in Dimock SD to Edward and Mary (Kummer) Schoenfelder. He married Joan Ann Murtha on July 6, 1948 at Parkston. Marvin grew up and farmed in Dimock until he moved to town in 1979. He attended Sts. Peter & Paul Parochial schools for 6 years and country schools for 2 years. He was a life time member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he sang in the choir for 60 years. He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1944 and joined the 4th degree in 1984. He was a Past Grand Counselor of United Commercial Travelers. He worked with ASC for several years and also for Statistical Reporting Service in Agriculture of SD from 1968-1978. He did custom farm work for several years. Marvin enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends on the Missouri River his entire life. He camped, fished and hunted until it was no longer possible. He also enjoyed shooting trap and was a great shot.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joan, six sons, Robert (Jean), Dimock; Daniel (Susan), Dimock; Patrick (Pam), Worthington, MN; Timothy, Cedar Rapids, IA; Paul, Hot Springs and John (Linda), Kalispell, MT, one daughter Jessica (Keith) Glover, Sioux Falls, 23 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Eunice "Toddy" (Marvin) Welch, Parkston and Marion (Don) Sudbeck, Dimock. He was also a grandpa to numerous foster grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Colette, granddaughter Chantal, three brothers, one sister, three brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and one nephew.