Marie Caroline (Schnathorst) Dumbeck was born August 18, 1929 in Frazee to Lee William Schnathorst and Amelia Edna (Walker) Schnathorst. Marie grew up in Frazee and was baptized at the Methodist Church there. She attended school both in Frazee and in Richmond, California when her family moved there during World War II. After the war, the family returned home to Frazee.
In 1948 Marie began a two year nursing course at Vocational Nursing School in Minneapolis, beginning a long career as a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 1991. Being a nurse was very much a part of her identity, and she worked in many settings, compassionately caring for patients in a TB sanitorium, a private Chicago hospital, as a school nurse, and in many nursing homes.
On December 13, 1952, Marie married David Dumbeck at the Frazee Methodist Church, a union which lasted until his death in 2014.
Marie loved to drive and over the years Marie enjoyed car trips with her children and grandchildren. She also was an avid Nascar fan, rarely missing a broadcast race and also loved to be present at her son Dave’s Enduro races.
On Friday, August 13, 2021 Marie passed away peacefully at Mills Manor in New York Mills at the age of 91 with family present. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a nephew, Ed Courtney. Marie is survived by her sister Sharon (Jim) Courtney; four children Barb (Duaine) Steuber of rural New York Mills , Vida (Eric) Steuber, Sue (Ed) Delaney and Dave Dumbeck, all of rural Perham; brother-in-law Aaron Dumbeck of Frazee; four grandchildren Darla (David) Disserud, Tim (Jenn) Steuber, Tara (Nick) Wilson, and Jessica Delaney; five great grandchildren Dennis, Emily and Anicia Disserud and Corbin and Kolton Steuber; and two nieces Brenda (Bob) Sharp and Bonnie Thomas.
Visitation for Marie will be on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 5-7pm at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee.
Funeral service will be held 11am, Wednesday, August 18 at Furey Funeral Home.
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