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Private Funeral Mass for Marvin Schmidt, 84, of Killdeer, will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Killdeer with Father Joseph Evinger celebrating. Burial will follow at Whetstone cemetery.
Private Family Rosary will take place Thursday, November 19th 2020, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Killdeer.
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Marvin passed away November 17, 2020 at Hilltop Home of Comfort in Killdeer.
Marvin Anthony Schmidt was born to Peter P. and Frances (Froehlich) Schmidt on September 26, 1936 in Stark County, at home, with a midwife coming into the world at 10 plus pounds. He was the fifth of seven children. Marvin was baptized and confirmed at the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Gaylord, ND. He attended country school and went on to Model High in Dickinson staying with his sister Angeline Beyer and family. He joined the Navy in 1955 and served proudly on the US Lake Champlain as a pipe fitter and in Boston as an honor guard. While in Boston he played on a basketball team that won the Naval District Championship. He talked about the Boston Celtics Basketball team coming and practicing on the Naval basketball court with the team he was on. Marvin was discharged in 1959 and returned to Dickinson. He married Alice Haugen and to this union three children were born: Mark Anthony, Douglas Paul, and Melissa Ann. During this time he worked for Schwartz and Oberlander. This union was dissolved and he went on to driving a truck for Rock Island, later returning to Dickinson to drive truck hauling cattle and pigs for Bill Hamann. He eventually bought his dream semi and went trucking for Bill hauling cattle to feed lots in Iowa, Colorado, or wherever he was sent.
Marvin married Dorothy Monroe in 1973 and to this union two sons were born: Michael Anthony and Patrick Robert. Together they made their home in Dickinson where Marvin continued to work for Bill. In 1975 he moved his family to the Hudson Ranch North of Beach which Bill and Jim Wachter had leased. This was a five year adventure chasing yearlings and making many friends. Marvin then obtained a job with Belle Fourche pipeline and moved his family to Arnegard. The family then moved to Killdeer and he continued to work for Belle Fourche pipeline and built his spot in the country. He retired from Belle Fourche after 23 years and continued with his little herd of cattle. He enjoyed this time helping his “boys” wherever he was needed.
Marvin entered Hilltop Home on December 23, 2019 where he was taken care of until November 17, 2020. He suffered from Dementia.
Marvin was a hardworking man and could build and fix most anything so it was done right the first time. He was so proud of his family and protected and provided for all of them. Marvin belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Killdeer and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Work and spending time with his family were his most important hobbies.
Marvin is survived by his wife Dorothy of 47 years and two days; their sons, Michael Anthony (Amber Rae Wing) and Patrick Robert (Heidi Sue Brorby) both of Killdeer; his special grandchildren, Shelbie Rae, Marnie Anna, Thomas Anthony, William Odel, Easton Patrick, and Hayden Alyvia all of Killdeer; his three older children, Mark of Florida, Doug (Tami) and family of Dickinson, and Missy (JT) Kuntz and family of Washington; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Leona Schmidt of Oregon, Dorothy’s sister Mary (Louie) Hurt and their family Louie III and Patty (Jon) Tebelius.
He was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Frances; his grandparents; sisters, Sister Laverne, Geneveive Geiger, Angeline Beyer, and Victoria Marvin; brother, Laurence Schmidt and Peter P. Schmidt Jr; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bobby and Clara Monroe; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He had a life well lived – love – faith – fun – respect. A hole in our hearts with happy memories to fill it.
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