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Marvin Thomas Schwartzenberger

December 5, 1934 — May 17, 2020

Marvin Thomas Schwartzenberger

Marvin T. Schwartzenberger Born Dec 5th 1934 went to meet his savior Jesus Christ May 17th 2020. Preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Julia (Waltos) Schwartzenberger. Wife Darlene, brothers Donald, Lyle, son Gerald, and great-grandson Anthony.  Survived by his brother Charles (Sandra). Marvin was the proud father of 7 wonderful children Mark (Shannon), Janet, James (Georgie), Marla Scott (Brian), Susan Galipeau (Randy), Patti, step-children Carl and Judy. He has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Marvin was blessed with a huge extended family. The highlight of his summer was always the infamous annual cousins' picnic, where his extended family members would gather together. Evenings at the cousins' picnic would be filled with drinking and telling stories around the campfire, and often ended with Marv dodging frozen steaks flying out of the motor home.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who taught all who asked where the best trails and watering holes were. He was always willing to take the unsuspecting victim into the woods and teach them how to drive a deer or an elk right to his stand, where he could be typically found relaxing by the fire and napping. He spent time on the water every summer and enjoyed relaxing by roaring fires in the winters.

Marv took a casual approach to life, and he was known to all as a kidder. He loved to make jokes and was always laughing. Those who knew him would say his best known prank was throwing the women in his life into the closest pool or lake. Women in the greater Spokane area can now breathe easier around bodies of water after decades of Marv's reign as prankster comes to a close.

Marv was the ultimate handy man that knew how to fix just about everything and he was always willing to help anyone who asked. He had an incredible knack for stretching out the wiring or framing job into a home cooked dinner, or if he was lucky, an overnight stay with freshly baked cinnamon rolls for breakfast.

His true passions in life were dancing, drinking Seagram's 7&7, smoking unfiltered Pall Malls. Seagram's and Pall Mall companies have noticed a recent sharp decline in sales and will greatly miss their favorite (and possibly only) customer. Marv was a fabulous dancer and enjoyed doing the jitterbug with his ex wife Patricia. If Marv and Pat were out on the dance floor, you could be sure a majority of the dancers would stop to watch them.
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