Robert Hoyer Schrimpf, 89, of Lake City, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Lake City Medical Center.
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He was born Sept. 7, 1924, along with his twin brother, Ralph to Otto and Isabell (Hoyer) Schrimpf in Red Wing. He was confirmed on April 2, 1939 at St. John's Lutheran in Red Wing. Robert's family moved several times while growing up and he attended schools in Flower Valley and Hay Creek through 8th grade. After his schooling, he began farming until he enlisted in the Army and left Dec. 4, 1944, for Fort Snelling. He and his brother, Ralph were stationed in the Philippines and later in Japan. Robert was honorably discharged on Nov. 19, 1946. Upon returning from overseas, he began farming with his brothers. He met Delores Strusz at a dance in Rochester and the two were married on Sept. 29, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Goodhue. Robert and Ralph dairy farmed in partnership in rural Lake City until their retirement in 1990 at which time Robert and Delores moved into town.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City and the Lake City VFW Post #8729. Robert enjoyed bowling and playing cards, which he was extremely lucky at.
He is survived by his wife, Delores of Lake City; son, Dean (Lori) Schrimpf of Lino Lakes; and daughter, Nancy (James) McCormick of St. Charles; four grandchildren, Emily and Victoria Schrimpf and Ryan and Halle McCormick; twin brother, Ralph (Lois) Schrimpf of Lake City; sister-in-law, Lois Schrimpf of Goodhue; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Isabell Schrimpf; siblings, Herbert Schrimpf, Mae Steffenhagen, Edwin Schrimpf and August Schrimpf.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Daniel Kroll officiating. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Online condolences can be sent at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mahn Family Funeral Home
1022 West Lyon Avenue Lake City, MN 55041
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 20, 2013