November 22, 2020
Marvin was born January 8, 1942, to Lyle and Edna (Kroeger) Shumaker on the family farm in rural Humboldt. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1960. He was a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard. He started working for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad right out of high school. Marvin worked for the railroad for over 40 years. After he retired from the railroad, he worked for Jarding Construction in Humboldt.
Marvin attended the Colton United Methodist Church in Colton and prior to that St. Paul Lutheran Church in Humboldt.
Marvin loved working with his hands. He was very detail-oriented and took great pride in his work. Along with building two of his own homes, he built Tony’s home and remodeled Tim’s house. He also helped many others with their projects and was happy to do it. Marvin loved helping others. He enjoyed going for coffee and playing cards with the guys at Town and Country. Marvin always looked forward to helping Tony with the field work.
On April 28, 1962, Marvin was united in marriage with Betsy Kisecker. After they were married, they lived in Sioux Falls, Mankato, Minn., Lakeville, Minn., then moved to Humboldt. Together they enjoyed gardening, doing puzzles, playing cards and making wooden crafts and selling them at craft fairs. They especially enjoyed making wooden cradles and toy trains for all the new additions to the family, and everyone loved receiving them. After they retired, they enjoyed traveling south every winter visiting friends and family. Betsy passed away in April, 2012.
Marvin met Joyce M. Hoefert in May of 2013. Together they enjoyed traveling, going to concerts, going to entertainment at the Washington Pavilion, visiting friends and family and going to their grandchildren’s events. Marvin and Joyce lived in Hartford.
Those blessed to have his life include his significant other, Joyce M. Hoefert of Hartford; children, Tim (Linda) Shumaker of Vermillion, Tony (Deb) Shumaker of Humboldt, Teresa (John) Marx of Hartford, Jodi (Wane) Kelly, Eden Prairie, Minn., Brett Hoefert, Omaha, Neb., and Wade (Amy) Hoefert, DeSmet; nine grandchildren, Mathia (Kyle) Shumaker, Elias Shumaker, Shawna (Casey) Rorvick, Sarah (Brock) Johnson, Derek Hoefert, Jared Hoefert, Jack Kelly, Michael Kelly, Isabella Hoefert-Brandenberg; four great-grandchildren, Kylen Shumaker, Tyrus Calvert, Lacey Calvert and Lane Rorvick; siblings, Norman (Arlene) Shumaker of Sioux Falls, Harvey Shumaker of Humboldt, June Hitt of Chandler Texas, Dale (Lori) Shumaker of Sioux Falls, Bill Shumaker of Lennox, Marcia Narlin of Sioux Falls, Walter (Bev) Shumaker of Canistota; and in-laws, Barb Shumaker of Sioux Falls, Marge Shumaker of Humboldt, Bob Rabenberg of Sioux Falls, Bart Fauteck of Sioux Falls and Jackie Kisecker of Sioux Falls.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betsy, his parents, siblings Margie Berens, Donald Shumaker, Donna Fauteck, Bonnie Rabenberg, Betty Caroline Shumaker, Warner Shumaker, Jimmy Shumaker, and Leo Shumaker; in-laws Elwayne Berens, Bob Narlin, Bob Hitt, Sue Shumaker, Alma Shumaker, Javene Shumaker, Jerry Kisecker and John Kisecker.
Family funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 28, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Humboldt, with interment at the Humboldt Cemetery.
Open visitation without the family present will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home-Hartford Chapel, 600 S. Western Ave., Hartford, SD. Masks will be required at these events.
Arrangements provided Miller Funeral Home.