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1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Michael RIMM Obituary
RIMM, Michael

Michael Rimm passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2014, after 88 healthy years. Michael is survived by his wife of 66 years, the former Nydra Ellen Hunsaker of Mesa, Arizona, his grown loving children; Kip Rimm, Nydra Shelton, Robyn Shoop and his four grandchildren; Natasha Rimm, Larissa Rimm, Michael Meyer and Bryan Shoop. Michael was born on March 16, 1926, in Coaldale, Pennsylvania. He was proceeded in death by his parents Michael Sr. and Julia Rimm and his sister Marion Pecora.

He served our nation in the military for 30 dedicated years during which time he saw front line duty in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During World War II, Michael served as a Machinist Mate on a US Navy Mine sweeper which was tasked with clearing mines from the hostile waters in the South Pacific and Japan. He separated from Naval service in 1946 and attended the University of Arizona where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1952, he was commissioned in the US Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command as a Warfare Communications Officer. During this time, he was assigned to duty stations in the Azores, Korea, Vietnam, Hawaii, and Greece and achieved the rank of Colonel (O-6). In 1976, he was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptional, meritorious service and retired from the Air Force.

In 1977, Michael and Nydra bought a home in Austin, Texas where they established residence and enjoyed their well deserved retirement. Michael returned to school earning a Master Degree in Business Administration. Subsequently, Michael spent at least two days a week working on his 'Doctorate' in golf where he enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow retirees. Michael always said he had a 'good life'. He loved his family more than anything. He was a kind and generous man, an excellent father and husband. He was greatly admired by his family who are very proud of him. He will remain strong forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Michael Rimm with a donation to Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014
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