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Marvin F. Schmitt

May 7, 1941 — May 24, 2020

Marvin F. Schmitt, 79 passed away on Sunday May 24 at his home near Remsen, IA.

Private Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA.  Viewing keeping to the COVID-19 restrictions of 10 people at a time will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Marvin was born May 7, 1941 in Remsen to Milton and Gertrude (Ruba) Schmitt.   He attended St. Mary’s grade and high school graduating in 1959.  He then began farming south of Remsen and also worked construction in the area. 

On Jan. 18, 1991 he married Donna Deiterman at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  The couple continued to farm south of Remsen.  Their son Brian was born Oct. 27, 1992.  On Sept. 1, 2001, Marvin fractured his neck while working on his combine and since then has suffered multiple strokes and was considered a quadriplegic.  Marvin, Donna and Brian have worked together since the accident in their quest of keeping the family farm going.

Marvin was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  He enjoyed farming, roller skating, ice skating, fishing and playing the organ.

He is survived by his wife, Donna of Remsen; one son Brian Schmitt of Remsen; his siblings, LaVonne (Allen) Gordon of Nederland, CO, Ken (Marilyn) Schmitt of Remsen, IA, Ron (Sherri) Schmitt of LeMars, IA; his in-laws, David (Kathy) Deiterman of Las Vegas, NV, Denice (Doug) Peters of Denison, IA, Diane Deiterman of LeMars, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law, Vincent (Elizabeth) Deiterman, also his aunts and uncles.

Casket bearers will be Ken & Ron Schmitt, Eric Nelson, John Hodgen, Don Ruba and Duane Majeres.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

5:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Viewing keeping to the COVID-19 restrictions of 10 people at a time will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

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