Schoenheit, Marvin A., Saginaw, Michigan


Was called home to his Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center-Harrison. Age 91 years. Marvin was born on November 20, 1922, in Saginaw, MI to the late Albert C. and Ella (Brechtelsbauer) Schoenheit. He was married to Marjorie K. Stallbaum on October 23, 1948, in Toledo, OH. They were married for 56 years when she predeceased him on December 28, 2004. Marvin served in the US Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theatre as a radio operator. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a wood pattern maker at Buick Motor Division in Flint for over 30 years. He was a faithful life member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, having served on numerous boards, most recently assisting the Braille Workers. He also delivered for Meals on Wheels for many years. He built his home himself. He was a master woodworker and a sought-after handyman. Surviving are one son, four daughters, and their spouses, Charles (Beth) Schoenheit, Asheville, N.C.; Joan (David) Boikess, Austin, TX; Sara (Michael) Schmidt, Gaylord; Lisa (Louis) Burnell, Saginaw; Mary (Jerry) Rusz, Virginia Beach, VA.; seven grandchildren, Joseph, Dane, Stefanie, Kevin, Natalie, Bryan and Rachel; three great-grandchildren, Carmen, Finnius, and Lakyn; one sister, Ruth Schaitberger, Saginaw; one sister-in-law, Carol Sherwin, Maumee, OH; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Esther Kuenker. He was also predeceased by one brother and one sister, Carl Schoenheit and Eleanor Brooks. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss St. The Rev. Michael Korte will officiate with burial in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Meals on Wheels. Memories and sympathies of Marvin may be shared with the family on his memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.