Marvin Douglas Schumacher, 60, of Rapid City, S.D., died on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Fort Meade Veterans Administration Medical Center.
He was born April 8, 1952, in Onida, S.D. He attended North Lincoln country school and Onida public school. In high school, he was involved with wrestling and had the fastest pin (4 seconds) record in the state that year. He continued to enjoy sports throughout his life.
Marvin served in the U.S. Army in Germany, during the Vietnam era, from March 1970 to January 1972. One of his duties included being a chauffeur for the major of the battalion.
He is survived by his mother, E. Fern (Svenson) Schumacher of Hot Springs, S.D.; his sister, Vixie Miller (Dennis) of Rapid City; three brothers, Fredrick Schumacher (Sun Cha) of Lacey, Wash., Ladd Schumacher of Glenrock, Wyo., and Bud Schumacher (Merrett) of Sheridan, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Melvin Schumacher, who died on the same day 13 years ago; his sister-in-law Jeannine Schumacher (Ladd) and both his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Marvin Jr. was a member of Sully Post 79 American Legion, the United Methodist Church in Agar, S.D., and the Masonic Lodge in Onida, S.D. After his discharge from the Army in 1972, he moved to Gillette, Wyo., where he was employed in the oil fields for many years, trucking, and later became involved in real estate until his illness.
Marvin enjoyed hunting, fishing, visiting with others, and helping individuals in need. He was also known for his mischievous smile and took pride in the practical jokes he would sometimes play on others. He had a special place in his heart for children and enjoyed providing for them.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, and for one hour before services at the church.
Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Rapid City with the Rev. Eric Grinager officiating. A reception and luncheon will follow at the church. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with VFW Post 1273 and the South Dakota Army National Guard performing military honors.
Friends may sign Marvin’s guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.