Marlan S. Schieffer
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Marlan S. Schieffer, 65, of Crofton, Nebraska, died Monday, December 29, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital in the presence of his family after a battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, NE with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be at the Beaver Creek Cemetery in rural Crofton, NE. Visitations will be on Thursday from 2-5:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, NE with the Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.

Pallbearers will be Alan Schieffer, Carl Schieffer, Jon Schieffer, Tim Schieffer, Marv Olnes, Alan Heilman, and Lee Heilman.

Marlan was born November 3, 1949 to Norbert and Mary (Mueller) Schieffer at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. He attended Beaver Creek Country School (District #102). He then graduated from Crofton High School in 1968. Marlan attended Wayne State College and then worked in construction in Macon, Georgia. Upon his return to Nebraska he met the love of his life, Peggy Perk, and they were married August 2, 1975 at St. Rose of Lima Church. He then farmed and worked for the Crofton Coop Elevator and had recently retired from working at Frontier Feed Mills the past sixteen years.

Marlan loved sports, especially baseball, much like his dad. Baseball began at the farm, playing with his brothers and neighborhood friends. Next, it was baseball at Beaver Creek Country School with his teacher, Bob Meyer. He later played Legion, Cedar and Tri-County League Baseball as well as managing the Crofton Blue Jays to their 1972 South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Championship. Attending the College World Series with family was a summer highlight along with following his beloved "Dodgers!" He also loved to attend and follow Crofton High School Sports and Crofton Graduates at colleges nearby. And of course, Marlan always cheered on the "Huskers!"

Marlan truly loved his family and is survived by his wife, Peggy, and four children: Paul of Phoenix, AZ; Nick of Lincoln, NE; Sara (Carl) Livingston of Yankton, SD; and Jana of Nashville, TN. He was the proud grandfather of two boys, Mason and Carson Livingston and uncle to 19 nieces and nephews. Surviving brothers are Larry of Lincoln, NE; Val Dean (Nancy) of Crofton, NE; Harley (Linda) of Des Moines, IA; one sister, Marcia (Marvin) Olnes Jr. of Yankton, SD. In-laws are Rick (Deb) Perk, Lincoln, NE; Steve (Cindi) Perk, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; John (Michelle) Perk, Meridian, ID; and Doris (Tom) Heilman, Yankton, SD.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother: Norbert and Mary Schieffer and their parents, Francis and Katherine (Guenther) Schieffer and Joseph and Edith (Merkel) Mueller; his father and mother-in-law: Lucian (Bud) and Ann Louise Perk and their parents Joseph and Frances (Eckholt) Perk and Louis and Elizabeth (Lammers) Stevens.

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Jana and family:

My thoughts are with you all at this time of loss. Take comfort in knowing that your Dad is surrounded by angels and suffers no more. God bless you all!

Catherine Rupard

Dear Peggy and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Marlins passing. What I remember most about him is his smile when he was at the baseball games. :) I will be praying for you all that you may feel God's comfort and peace through this difficult time.

with my deepest sympathies,

Mary Beth Schenkel

Dear Peg and Family.

So much of my brothers and my youth were spent with your family. Paul and Nick especially felt more like brothers than neighbors. So many days spent playing baseball, building forts, or taking trips to the swimming pool... Your family will forever be in our hearts and prayers.

with deep sympathy,

Matt Merkel


I'd like to express my condolences on the loss of your father. May God comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

Karen Prater

I'm sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, Marlan, you are not alone and may you be comforted from knowing that by means of God's Kingdom, under Jesus Christ rulership, we will get to see our loved ones again.(John 5:28,29) And just think of how wonderful it will be when we never have to die at all.!!! Revelation 21:4 says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will morning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passe away." The is a future prospect for all those who love righteousness. Psalms 37:29 says " The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it."

Mrs. Ganaway

May God bless Marlan and those he has left behind. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Judy/Leon Cantin

Peggy and family,

Sorry to hear of Marlan's passing. I passed through Crofton a few years back and happened to meet him at the gas station. We had a super chat. I appreciated those few minutes. I pray for your comfort in this difficult time and trust that God will see you through the coming days.

Fred Douglas

Dear Peggy and family

So sorry for your loss. I know the memories of your many years with him will keep you going.

David and Carolyn DeRoos

Peggy and Family,

I just visited with Marlin in Yankton in Aug. I was hoping to get back this fall and get with Keith Z, Roy J and Marlin. I am so sorry for his passing. He was a great friend through high school and always considered him to be a pillar of kindness and honesty. My father Cy Mischke thought a great deal of Marlin. Times will be tough but Our Father in heaven, family and friends will help hold you up. Asking God to carry youn over troubled water will always be answered I can promis you that.

My prayers are with you.

David Mischke


I was so sorry to hear of Marlan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jill Perk

Peg and Family

So sorry to hear of Marlan's passing. He was a great husband and father and will be greatly missed. May the choirs of Angels come to greet him, May they speed him to Paradise, May the Lord enfold him in His Mercy. May he have Eternal Life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Blessings - Rockie and Karol Kaltenbach West Family.

Karol West

We are so sorry to hear of Marlan's passing. Marlan would stop in to the Upper Deck during my shift on most Saturday's and have his usual Dr.Pepper. He will be greatly missed.

Trista Wiest/ Todd Buehlmann

I am so sorry to hear of Marlan's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Katherine Meink

we were very sad to hear of Marlans passing,always will remember Norb and Marys family. I was their baby sitter on occasion,Marlan was the sweetest little boy Our Sympathy to the familys

Anita E Havermann Gentrup

To my dearest friend and the Schieffer family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Meg Del Favero

Peggy & family,

I am so sorry to learn of Marlin's passing. My thoughts and prayers extend to each of you. May theLord surround you with comfort and peace.

JoEllen Bowers

I did not know Marlan. My last name is Schieffer also. I was researching ancestry and came across his obituary and I was so touched by the video, his good life and wonderful family. My heart goes out to you all.

Christine Schieffer

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