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Mesa - Orlin Lloyd Schrimpf (87) passed away on December 31, 2018 at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Dewey and Eleanor (Schoenung) Schrimpf, and was the youngest of six boys.

Orlin grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and graduated from Central High School in 1950. After high school, he worked as a packer for a local box company before enlisting into the U.S. Army (against his mother's protests) during the Korean Conflict. He obtained the rank of Corporal and earned the Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Marksmanship medal before being Honorably Discharged in 1955.

Orlin would eventually marry Colleen (Moore) in Mesa, Arizona in 1969 and raised a son, Steven, in the Mesa area where they have lived, happily married and devoted to each other, for over 49 years. Orlin retired from Talley Industries in 1994 where he had been employed as an expeditor for 25 years.

Orlin was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9156 in Sheboygan and for many years enjoyed collecting political campaign buttons dating back to Abraham Lincoln, as well as collecting the autographs of celebrities from the 1930's, 40's, 50's, and 60's.

Orlin was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor, his father, Dewey, and his brothers, Robert (Althea), Jerry (Barbara) Kenneth (Ellen), Roger (Carol), and Arthur (Marilyn).

He is survived by his wife, Colleen, of Mesa, Arizona, his son Steven (RoseAnne) of Phoenix, and his cherished grandchildren BriAnna, and Daniel "CJ", of whom he was very proud.

Services will be held on January 21, 2019 at the National Memorial Cemetary of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 12, 2019
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