Marvin Edward Sharp
Marvin Edward Sharp, 89, Sturgis, died July 1, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Marvin was born in Pierre, S.D., on July 25, 1929, to Oscar Vaimer and Anna (Rademacher) Sharp. During his grade school and high school years, he worked on the family farm and helped his father at the gas station and mechanic shop. He graduated from Draper High School in 1948 and enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years. While in the Air Force, Marvin worked his way up from tail gunner to nose gunner on a B29. During that time, he also worked his way up the ranks to Staff Sargent. Marvin had very fond memories of his time stationed in England, and his favorite Air Force Base in the USA was Shreveport, La..
He married Mona Rae Davenport on June 19, 1953. To this union was born Guy Alan (Marge Schaefers) Sharp, Pierre, S.D., Gus Arvin (TJ Bornong) Sharp, Havre, Mo., Weslie Joe (Jackie Winter) Sharp, Centerville, Iowa, and Lana Dee Sharp Heitz (Norman Heitz), Pierre, S.D. Marvin had 15 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Marvin is survived by one sister, Elsa Sharp; one niece, Lisa Sharp; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Schervem.
During his working career, Marvin lived in Murdo, S.D. He was employed by Amoco Oil as an employee and then purchased the dealership and was self-employed until he sold the business. Following that, he had numerous entrepreneurial businesses before eventually moving to Sturgis, S.D., in June of 2000. Marvin has resided in Sturgis, S.D. since that time.
A visitation was held from noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Graveside services, with military honors, will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery with Pastor Steve Talley officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkade funerals .com.