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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Marlin P. Schroeder
July 12, 1940 - May 8, 2022

Place of Birth: Bismarck, North Dakota
Residence: Watford City, North Dakota
Age: 81



Marlin P. Schroeder of Watford City, ND passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the McKenzie County Hospital in Watford City, ND. Marlin was deeply loved far and wide and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Marlin was born on July 12, 1940, the son of Fredrick and Myrtle (Redmann) Schroeder. He attended school in Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1959. Marlin started his grocery career with Dan’s Supermarket in Bismarck his senior year of high school. On October 2, 1961 Marlin married Marilyn Randich, which they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. To this union three children were born, Shelly, MaLissa, and Mike. Marlin and family moved to Watford City in 1981 and made it their home. He spent most of his working years in the grocery industry. Marlin thoroughly enjoyed visiting with anyone who came through the doors of the store and never seemed to meet a stranger. After retiring from Jack & Jill in 2002, he spent his time helping Marilyn care for their daycare kids. Marlin often talked about how much fun they had during this time and considered them all part of his family. Marlin enjoyed a very full life and found joy in all things he did. In the summers he could often be found on the lake looking for the biggest walleye or just enjoying the company of whoever was in his boat. Family was another important aspect in Marlin’s life. Him and Marilyn frequently attended sporting events or anything their grandchildren were a part of showing their full support. His famous words whenever someone left their house was “come back again and don’t wait so long next time” even if they just were there the day before. He loved Marilyn fiercely and with everything he had. He often shared that the best thing he ever did was marry his sweetheart. Together they set an example for all of us showing what true love and a happy marriage really looked like.

Marlin is survived by his wife, Marilyn Schroeder; children, Shelly Rogness, MaLissa Schroeder, and Mike (Rachelle) Schroeder; his grandchildren, Jon (Meleah) Rogness, Jenny Rogness, Alex Schroeder, Marissa (Jerry Shevlin) Schroeder, and Jacob Rogness; great-granddaughter and the apple of his eye, Amiyah Shevlin; brothers, Roger Schroeder and Kevin (Charmaine) Schroeder; sister, Debbie (Dave) Bergquist; brothers-in-law, Larry Glatt, Kenny (Ronalda) Randich, Andy Randich, and Bob (Cheri) Randich; sisters-in-law, Kathy Carbono, Debbie (Dave) Astar, and Pat Schroeder; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless bonus grandchildren.

Marlin is preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, John and Helen Randich; son-in-law, Lonny Rogness; sister, Sandy Schroeder; twin brother, Marv Schroeder; brother, Dennis Schroeder; brother-in-law, Donny Randich; sisters-in-law, Sue Glatt and Sharon Schroeder.

Thank You
The white carnations at the service, are to represent, all of the Day Care Kid's lives that Marlin touched.

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Steve Carbno (Minot, ND)
May 9, 2022
Many great memories of swapping stories and fishing together. So glad for the times we had together.
Eleanore feeney (Watford city , Nd)
May 9, 2022
Malissa and family I am so sorry for your loss, Marlin was a great man.
Cathy (Fischer) Schacher (Bismarck, ND)
May 9, 2022
Praying for comfort for all that loved Marlin! There are many memories with being neighbors, coworkers and going to the same church for so many years. You are all in my prayers
Bev & Russ Hanson
May 9, 2022
Sympathy, prayers and hugs to the whole family. Marlin was such great, gentle, man. I know his presence will be missed by many. Rest In Peace, Marlin.
Cindy Hanna Ostman (Spearfish, SD)
May 10, 2022
MaLissa and family. My sincere condolences to you. Marlin, what a kind, sweet man. Always had a smile to share and time to stop and find out how things were going. He touched so many lives with his kindness. Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort.
Gene / Elaine Fedorenko (Watford City, ND)
May 10, 2022
Marlin was the first person to greet us and make us feel welcome when we moved back to Watford City. A wonderful man- will miss our visits.
Kristin Rhone (Watford City, ND)
May 10, 2022
Marlin was the kindest most gentle man. I have the fondest memories of the time I got to spend with him as a child going to Marilyn's for daycare. He treated each of us daycare kids like we were his own grandchildren, he always had hugs, jokes and fishing stories to tell us. Even years later when I'd see him around town he'd always greet me with one of his big hugs.

Marilyn, Shelly, MaLissa, Mike and families-I am so sorry for your immense loss. I am lifting you all up in my prayers and sending you the biggest hugs! Marlin will be missed by all who knew and loved him!!!!
Curtis Johnson (Watford city , ND)
May 10, 2022
My sympathy goes out to you and your families
Jason & Peggy Leiseth
May 10, 2022
Schroeder Family,
We will fondly remember the wonderful man that Marlin was, it was always fun to visit with him. Our prayers are with your family at this time, take care of each other.
Jason & Peggy Leiseth Family
Linda Svihovec (Bismarck , ND)
May 10, 2022
Heaven gained another beautiful soul to cheer us on as we learn to live on earth without him. I can only imagine how happy he and Amy were to see each other. Blessings to you Marilyn and family.
Dawn Gallinger Dohrmann (Renton, WA)
May 11, 2022
Dear Marilyn, Shelly, MaLissa, Mike and families, we are so sorry to hear of Marlin's passing. I will always, always remember Marlin with love, he was always full of laughter and kindness toward me and my family. Although we can't be with you in person, we are with you in spirit and prayers. Wishing you all Peace and Comfort - Dawn, JayDee and Emily Dohrmann
Eugene Turnquist (Watford City , N D )
May 11, 2022
Symptom to you all will be greatly missed ????
Jeff & Brenda Berquist
May 11, 2022
Marlin was such an amazing man...so kind and a friend to all. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all.
Kevin and Sullivan (Watford City, North Dakota)
May 11, 2022
So sorry for your loss! Such a caring person and was always nice to visit with. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family.
Kenny & Patti Leiseth
May 11, 2022
Every time I saw Marlin my day was better - that was just his way. I can still see my dad perched in a Piggly Wiggly grocery cart, visiting with Marlin while mom got groceries - don’t know who told the better stories! May your memories be the blessing they are for all who knew Marlin
Rob & Babe Olson (Mesquite , N.V.)
May 11, 2022
Heaven is getting a wonderful & kind & special man. Prayers for all the families.
Larry and Valerie Nygaard (Mcclusky , N.D.)
May 11, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about Marlins passing. Please know your family is covered by our prayers.
Mark and Valerie Entzi (Watford City, North Dakota)
May 12, 2022
Our community lost a wonderful guy, He will be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers to you all.
Scott Klug (Dickinson , ND)
May 12, 2022
My Thoughts & Prayers are with All of You during this difficult time.
Lon Klusmann (Dacula, Georgia)
May 12, 2022
Marilyn, I'm so sorry to learn of Marlins passing, Roberta and I have fond memories of you guys, from our days at Dans, on Broadway then Arrowhead. I still remember the "Nick Names" he gave to the Bag Boys.
RIP Marlin ...
LaVerne Bourdeau (DETROIT LAKES, MN)
May 12, 2022
Marilyn and family, sorry for your loss.
Fitz Villanueva (Watford City, North Dakota)
May 12, 2022
I had so many great memories with Marlin especially when I was working with him and Malissa in doing Yard work for probably 2 or 3 years. I learned so much from him. My family and I will greatly miss you Marlin. In behalf of my family please accept our deepest condolences to Marilyn, Malissa and the whole family. Rest in Peace Marlin.
Pat and Grant Nelson (Bismarck, ND)
May 12, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Marlins passing. Grant knew the family for many years. I graduated with Marlin BHS 1959. Our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Sandy Meidinger (Mandan, ND)
May 12, 2022
Marilyn and family, condolences to you all on the loss of Marlin. There are many good memories of working with Marlin as well as some of the good times when getting together for some fun. What a caring and compassionate man he was. He always had a smile and good words whenever I would see him. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John and Julie Skurupey
May 12, 2022
Marilyn and Family,
Marlin will be remembered in our family as being the mild mannered guy who helped babysit Sam. We express our deepest sympathies for your loss. Thoughts and prayers,
John and Julie
Linda Chornuk (Watford City, ND)
May 13, 2022
Thoughts and Prayers are with the Schroeder
family. Marlin was always so good to visit with.
John and Rosie Ough (Watford City, ND)
May 13, 2022
Marilyn, Shelly, Malissa, Mike and families,
So sorry for your loss. Marlin was a kind and gentle man who made everyone feel comfortable. He will be greatly missed by all. May Almighty God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
Margaret Renbarger
May 14, 2022
Marilyn and Family, Love and sympathy go all of you. Marlin was a wonderful person and will be missed! Hugs and prayers. May the memories you hold comfort you in the coming days. God bless.
Marco & Alissa Pelton (Watford City, North Dakota)
May 14, 2022
Marilyn, Shelly, MaLissa, & Mike

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Grandpa Marlin. He was a great family and community man. Marilyn, you and Marlin touched and improved countless lives in this town and the stories that have gotten shared about you too will outlive us all!

Take comfort in each other and your friends around you - God Bless you all!
Glenn and Linda Bruner (Watford City, North Dakota)
May 14, 2022
Marlin will definitely be missed. He was the most caring, gentle soul I have ever had the privilege of meeting. Always had a smile and a hello, never forgot a face. God Bless and comfort his family at this time.
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