Marvin Schwebach, 63, of Coon Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Alton, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the home of his brother Rodney near Alton.
Marvin Schwebach was born Jan. 26, 1942, at rural Alton, the son of Theodore and Nathalia (Steichen) Schwebach.
Marvin was raised in the Alton area and received his education at St. Mary's Academy in Alton, graduating in 1960. He was then a farm laborer in the area. On April 17, 1964 he entered the U.S. Army and served until being honorably discharged on April 15, 1966. He then moved to Waterloo, where he was engaged in construction. In about 1980, he moved to the Minneapolis, Minn., area where he continued in the construction industry.
He was a member of Local 96 Roofers and Waterproofers of Minneapolis, Minn.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, Nintendo, playing cards and spending time with his family.
Survivors include seven sisters, Pearl and her husband, Donald Schnepf of Oyens, Helen Saint Peter of Moville, Rose Mary Wald of Minneapolis, Minn., Theresa Bunts of Alton, Donna and her husband, Dennis Ailts, and Charlene and her husband, Dennis Titus, all of Sioux City, and Lorraine and her husband, Bart Marshall of Hawarden; seven brothers, Paul and his wife, Bernice of Plymouth, Minn., Richard and his wife, Virginia of Washburn, Rodney and his wife, Marlys, Walter and his wife, Jo Ann, Stephen and his wife, Lorna, and Leon and his special friend, Nancy Laymon all of Alton, and Larry and his wife Patsy of Paullina; 37 nieces and nephews; 60 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great niece and one great-great-nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David; one niece, who was his godchild, Kelli Sue Schnepf; and two great-nieces, Jessica Thomas and Allisha Titus.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. John Vakulskas officiating. burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Monday), at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the church. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Casketbearers will be David, Dean, Doug, Mike and Todd Schwebach and Jeremy Marshall.