Marcine Schoenfish

Marcine Schoenfish, age 79, of Menno, South Dakota, died on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral services are 10:30 AM, on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Grace Lutheran Church in Menno with Rev. Michael Hecht and Rev. Charles Stanga officiating.  Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery.  Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Friday, September 23 at Grace Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton, South Dakota.

Pallbearers are her seven grandchildren: Ethan, Devan, Kaitlyn, and Hayden Verba, Dylan Lammers, Lauren and Brooks Schoenfish.

Marcine was born April 29, 1943 in Avon, South Dakota to Walter and Ella (Wormsbecker) Roth.  She graduated from Tripp High School in 1961.  She then attended Southern State Teacher’s College in Springfield, SD where she obtained her Teaching Certificate.  Marcine taught one year at Vespar Country School near Tripp and then two years near Avon.  On August 24, 1969, Marcine married Allen Schoenfish in Tripp, SD.  After their marriage, they lived and farmed near Menno.  Marcine was always passionate about teaching and was a substitute teacher for many years.  She also worked at the Menno Locker, babysat for several families and later was employed in the housekeeping department at Freeman Regional Hospital and Nursing Home until she retired.  Marcine was a very dedicated, reliable and hard worker.  She enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers.  She loved doing word search puzzles while drinking a can of Diet Coke.   Marcine treasured her family and the time spent with her grandchildren.  She was always there cheering them on at all of their events.  She simply loved people and she will be deeply missed.

Marcine is survived by her husband, Allen Schoenfish of Menno; four children: Ann (Justin) Verba of Huntertown, IN, Scott (Terah) Schoenfish of Menno, Sherri Schoenfish of Garretson, SD, and Steven Schoenfish of Newell, SD; seven grandchildren; one brother, Myron (Diane) Roth of Tea, SD; sister-in-law, Judy Roth of Dell Rapids, SD; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Marcine was preceded in death by her parents and brother, LeRoy Roth.



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8 response to "Marcine Schoenfish"

  1. By: Carla Wolfer Posted: September 19, 2022

    I have worked with Steve at the Newell School for over 20 years! I am thinking of him and his whole family! Thoughts and prayers to all!

  2. By: Cheryl Anderson Posted: September 19, 2022

    Allen and family,
    We were so sorry to hear this. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers . With deepest sympathy, Bruce and Cheryl Anderson

  3. By: LORI MEHLHAF Posted: September 20, 2022

    Marcine was a hair customer of mine for over 30 years. Therefore many many visits. Oh my so sad to not see her anymore. But so blessed to know her and may the Lord comfort you all at this time.

  4. By: Deb & Denny Gloyd Posted: September 20, 2022

    Condolences from Indiana, we are so sorry for your loss. Ann, Justin and the kids are just the best friends and neighbors and we are saddened by this news.

  5. By: Jack and Karen Huber Posted: September 20, 2022

    You have our sympathy. I (Karen) treasure all the times Marcine and I sat on the bench at church waiting for kids to come out of Sunday School. We had lots of talks! Marcine was a friend; always had time to visit. Prayers.

  6. By: Widenhoefer Family Posted: September 21, 2022

    May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your mom and grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  7. By: Susan Fuerst Posted: September 22, 2022

    My sincerest sympathies to the family in the loss of Marcine. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bless you with comfort and peace.

  8. By: Karen/Glenn Schneider Posted: September 23, 2022

    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of Marcine. She was a dear classmate at THS. Marcine was a sweet, loving soul, always friendly and kind. Our condolences to her beloved family. Karen/Glenn Schneider

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