Marvin Vernon Schock, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at Baptist Rehab in Bismarck.
A memorial service honoring Marvin's life will be held at 11:00 am, CST on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Osage Ave, Bismarck.
A service livestream will be available on Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's YouTube page available here: https://www.youtube.com/@GoodShepherdLutheranChurch
Visitation will be on Friday from 5-7:00 pm CST at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, with a prayer service starting at 7:00 PM.
Marvin was born on December 8, 1943, in Elgin, North Dakota, to Ruben Rudolph and Delia (Sprecher) Schock. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church. He was educated in Elgin, graduating from Elgin High School in 1961.
Marvin's journey in life was filled with dedication and passion for his work. He spent over 50 years on his farm, tending to the land and raising livestock in the Elgin area. Marvin's strong work ethic and love for the outdoors were apparent to all who knew him. His first marriage was to Julie Maychrzak and from this union their daughter Tasha was born.
In addition to his farming endeavors, Marvin also served his community as a member of the rural fire department, always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of others. He was also a valued member of his church, serving on the church council for a number of years.
Prior to moving to Bismarck in 1994, Marvin took a job with Interstate Engineering. He also worked for Capital City Construction and Enterprise Car rental.
On June 1, 2001, he married Dianne Lucille (Forney) Sullivan at Niagra Falls, NY. Marvin enjoyed exploring the world alongside his loving wife, Dianne Schock. Together, they embarked on various adventures, traveling to Germany visiting Oberammergau and a memorable trip to Israel with their Good Shepherd church group. They also had the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring Panama Canal with family.
Outside of his profession and travels, Marvin had a deep appreciation for classic cars. He loved attending car shows and would spend hours admiring the craftsmanship and beauty of these timeless vehicles. His grandparents Mike and Mary Sprecher had a 1929 Model A Ford that they drove around town of Elgin in the late 1960’s. When Mike quit driving, they put the car on bids for sale to the family and Marvin had the highest bid of $500. He spent many years completely rebuilding the car. A few years ago, he sold it to Dianne’s sister, to keep it in the family. Alongside his passion for cars, he also enjoyed listening to country music and watching western movies.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Dianne Schock; daughter, Tasha Schock, Bismarck and step-son, Michael (Stephanie Lattrez) Sullivan, Woodbury, MN. He also leaves behind his siblings, Betty Mallory and Jan Emineth, both of Mesa, Karen (Dennis) Sabin, Elgin, Eugene (Cathie) Schock, Meridian, ID, JoAnn (Kirby) Schatz, Elgin, Brenda (Perry) Laub, Valley City, ND and his sister-in-law, Peggy Schock, Mesa, AZ and many nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brother, Leslie; sister, Luella Kautz; brothers-in-law, Clyde Mallory and Howard Kautz.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at Baptist Rehab for the care and kindness shown to Marvin during his time there.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Baptist Health and Rehab in Marvin's memory.