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Marvin "Marv" S. Schwab

April 29, 1931 — November 20, 2020

Marvin "Marv" S. Schwab

Marvin S. “Marv” Schwab, 89 of Devils Lake ND passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Marv on Friday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.  The Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m.  The Mass will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/stjosephdvl. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756 and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team.

Marvin Sebastian Schwab was born on April 29, 1931 in Leeds, ND to Sebastian and Eva (Stach) Schwab, the oldest of 6 children.  Marv graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1950.  He served in the United States Air Force from January of 1951 until his honorable discharge in January of 1955.

Marvin met Dolores Heit at a dance in Starkweather ND when he was on furlough.  They were united in marriage on April 3, 1956 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. 

Marv loved family and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed being outside tending to his flowers, vegetable garden and lawn, he got “Yard of the Week” twice for all his efforts.  Marv got a lot of help with his yard from his 5 daughters, teaching them how to start a mower, weed a garden, water flowers, harvest the vegetables and trim shrubs.  He loved birds and kept his bird feeders full at all times.  He loved music, playing his accordion, dancing (especially a polka) and Lawrence Welk.  Along with lawn and garden care, Marv taught his girls how to drive and parallel park, always being very patient with them.  They enjoyed many summers at Wood Lake water-skiing, swimming, boating and fishing.  In the winter, they snowmobiled and ice skated on the lake.  He had a very large collection of tools that he meticulously kept in his garage.  He was a jack of all trades; plumbing, electrical, installing flooring, painting, hanging curtains and could fix almost anything. 

Marv worked with his Dad at the Coke Plant, then Goldberg’s Furniture, Jake’s Tile and Linoleum installing flooring, Keatings Furniture, Universal Parts and Hesch’s Furniture repairing furniture. 

Marv designed and built their retirement dream home in the Stromme Addition of East Bay.  Due to the rising waters of Devils Lake they were forced to move their home to “The Cliffs”.  He was a life-time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.

Marv loved his family and his Lord with all his heart and proudly served his country.

Marv is survived by his loving wife Dolores “Dee’ of 64 years; daughters Joni (Terry) Bosch of Ely MN, Kristi (Doug) Vang of Scottsdale AZ, Shirley (Steve) Brock, Cody WY, Debbie Adahl and Julie Schwab (Vern Church) all of Devils Lake; grandchildren Kelly (George) Rajkovich, Jami (Robert) Stepec, Casey (Michael) Vieau, Dan Bosch, Lisa (Evan) Knobloch, Sara (Conner) Corbett, Ryan (Amanda) Brock, Jeff Brock, Brennan Adahl and Ethan Adahl; great grandchildren Addison, Autum, Layla, Cole, Jace, Emma, Scarlett, Brian, Clare, Audrey, Ainsley, Allegra, Cameron, Dylan and Rilee; brothers and sister Dennis (Judy) Schwab, Richard Schwab all of Devils Lake and Jeannie Scoggin, Rock Hill, SC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bob Heit, Bloomington IL, Gerald (Bonnie) Heit, Salem OR, Marilyn (Dennis) Renner, Mandan ND, Terri (Rick) Schneider, Devils Lake, Dennis (Linda) Heit, Valley City, ND, Steve (Bonnie) Heit, Bismarck ND and Sharon Heit, Huntsville AL and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters-in-law Herman (Joyce) Schwab, Allan (Yvonne) Schwab, Larry (Kay) Heit, Muriel Heit, James Heit, John Heit, son-ion-law Rodney Adahl, grandsons Michael and Scott Brock and in-laws Lawrence and Helen Heit Sr.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Academy and Learning Center at P.O. Box 898 Devils Lake ND 58301.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jackie Downs, all the individuals of Eventide Heartland Care Center and Father Wilhelm and Father Wirth.  God bless you

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 27, 2020

8:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Rosary

Friday, November 27, 2020

9:30 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, November 27, 2020

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