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“I know you are in a better place and with your family that went before you grandpa! I will miss you more than words can express. My heart is broken...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Mark Schwartzenberger jr - WA

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God's Angels be with you in your time of need. Love to you all. Penny Douglass ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Penny Douglass - Spirit lake, ID

“I worked with Marv years ago at Cox Cable. He was always full of fun and pranks. I always wondered where he was and how he was. I was sorry to hear...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Stanifer-Miller - Spokane, WA

“Dear family of Marvin,We send our most sincere sympathy in the loss of Marvin. It sounds like he was full of life and fun. Our prayers are with you...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Arlis Waltos - Baldwin, ND

“So sorry for your loss ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ann Brown - Spokane, WA

“First day I met you I knew you were a prankster. You enriched my life for the short time I knew you. Thank you for allowing me into your home and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Pam Silva - Spokane, WA - Friend

“The few times that I met this endearing man I couldn't help but get a good laugh from something he had to say. He appeared to be very happy, having a...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Avril Leal - Newport, WA

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.