Martin N. Stumpf, 93, of Harvey, ND, passed away peacefully on August 18. 2012 at the St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey.
Funeral Mass will be Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Harvey. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. with prayer services Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
Martin Stumpf was born November 8, 1918, at Mandan, ND, the son of Joseph and Rose (Knoll) Stumpf. He married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Feist on April 29, 1942. Shortly after their wedding Martin was drafted into the United States Army. He served with the 3500th Ordinance Medium Automobile Maintenance Company in Panama for 35 months. He was awarded the American Theater Service and Good Conduct Medals. He was honorably discharged on December 9, 1945. After returning to North Dakota he and Minnie made their home in Stanton, where they started Stumpf Truck Line. He and Minnie worked side by side hauling cattle into the Minneapolis and Fargo stock yards. They also hauled construction materials to the Garrison Dam during its construction. In 1960, they moved to Harvey and started Harvey Sand & Gravel. He worked in the construction industry until he retired in 1990. Even after his retirement, he spent his free time at the shop sweeping the floors and serving coffee and donuts. After Minnie’s death in 2004, Martin continued to reside in Harvey and moved into the St Aloisius Medical Center in December of 2010. Martin enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also spent a lot of time at the Spirit Lake Casino where he made many friends. He always had a smile on his face and never complained about his life. He always felt he was blessed. Martin was member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the Harvey Eagles Club, the American Legion and the Veteran’s of Foreign War.
Martin’s loving family includes his son, Michael, Harvey, ND; daughter, Susan (Trenton) Shearer, Harvey; grandchildren, Amy (Steven) Felchle, Harvey; Andrea (Shane) Block, Hazen, ND; Amanda Stumpf, Fargo, ND; Martin John Stumpf, Harvey; Mark Stumpf, Bismarck, ND; Nicholas (Sheena) Shearer, Grafton, ND; Alison Shearer, Harvey; and two great grandsons, Michael Felchle and Karson Block; brother, Pete (Florence) Stumpf, Larimore, ND; and Sister, Marge (Ed) Olson, Fargo; several nieces and nephews.
Martin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie; his grandson, Michael; brothers, Paul, Nick, John and Joe; sisters, Clara, Betty, Ann, Frances and Mary.
Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey, is in charge of arrangements.