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Edwin Zarins, a resident of Rosamond, California, passed away in his home at the age of 75 on Jan 7,2014. He was born Jan 14, 1938 in Lielstraupe, Latvia to Janis and Alma Zarins. He and his family fled Latvia in 1944 and spent the next several years in displaced person camps in Germany. They immigrated to the United States in 1951.
Edwin Zarins graduated from East High School in Des Moines, IA. He served in the United States Marine Corp. After his service he started a career in painting and eventually opened his own business.
Edwin enjoyed spending time with his friends. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9657 and was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge.
Edwin is survived by his sister Dzidra Palevics.
Edwin is preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, sister Benita, father Janis, and mother Alma.
Edwin was laid to rest at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, CA on Jan 17,2014.
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3121 19th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2014