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Marvin R. Schoneman

June 25, 1917 — August 25, 2023


Marvin R. Schoneman


Marvin R. Schoneman, 106, of Garner, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Garner with Pastor Kristin Peters officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

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Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner and will continue one hour before church services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service or MercyOne North Iowa Hospice.

Marvin Reynold Schoneman, the son of Bert and Johannah (Heimendinger) Schoneman, was born June 25, 1917, on a farm north of Britt with his twin brother, Maynard.  He attended country school in Hancock County at Orthel Twp. No. 8 west of Britt. In February of 1932, he moved with his family to Garner where he graduated from high school in 1935. Marvin continued his education at AIB in Des Moines. He returned to Garner where he owned and operated the Garner Café with his twin brother, Maynard. He served his country during WW II in the US Marines from 1942 to 1946 and was stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Guam and Okinawa. On March 3, 1943, he married Kathleen “Kaye” Foster of Mason City in San Diego, CA. After the war, Marv and Kaye returned to Iowa and owned and operated the Grill Café in Garner. In 1949, they entered the retail grocery business (Sno-White Market and Marv’s Super Market) and remained in that business until 1972. In 1973, Marv obtained his realtor license and in February of 1976 opened Schoneman Realtors with his wife, Kaye and their son, Greg.  They later expanded to Clear Lake and Mason City.  Marv was very proud to have his son, Greg, and his wife, Paula, daughter, Lisa, and 5 grandsons, Chad, Matt, Brett, Kyle and Cody all part of the firm.  He continued in real estate until he was 80 years old. Marv enjoyed fishing, reading, pheasant and deer hunting, trips to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor, and visiting with family and friends.

He was a member of the Garner United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher and was on various church boards.  He also was a member of the Garner VFW and American Legion, Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit, Garner Lions Club, a charter member of the Garner Jaycee’s, National Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors and North Central Iowa Association of Realtors.

Marvin is survived by his three children, Greg (Paula) Schoneman of Garner, Kevin Schoneman (Roberta) of Coralville and Lisa Schoneman of Garner; five grandsons, Chad Schoneman of Garner and his three children, Anthony, Colyn and Madison, Matt (Tanya) Schoneman of Garner and their four children, Alex, Cole, Gavin and Victoria, Brett (Hollie) Schoneman of Clear Lake and their three children, Onika, Emerson and Adrian, Kyle Schoneman of Garner and his three children, Berkley, Ireland and Dylan and Cody (Lindsey) Schoneman of Clear Lake and their three children, Keira, Maci and Foster; a brother-in-law, Alfred Shaw, Jr. of Wayne, PA; many nieces and nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kaye, May 17, 2006; sister, Betty (Larry) Brugman; and brothers, Maynard (Lora Mae) Schoneman, Bill (Irene) Schoneman, Marion (Polly) Schoneman and Merlin (June) Schoneman.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home-Garner Chapel

160 E. 4th St, Garner, IA 50438

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Garner United Methodist Church

885 Maben Ave, Garner, IA 50438

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