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Lt. Col. Marquis A. Shriner 1912-1979


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/18/2012 at 22:01:44

Lt. Col. Marquis Shriner
Estherville Lt. Col. Marquis A. Shriner, ret., 66, Estherville, died Sunday [April 29, 1979] at his home in Estherville.

Services for Lt. Col. Shriner will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, with the Rev. Max Goldman, Estherville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Shriner, he was born Nov. 13, 1912, at Fairfield. He received his education in Fairfield schools and entered the U.S. Army following high school in 1930. On Nov. 17, 1938, he was married to Evelyn Solmonson at Lancaster, Mo.

Lt. Col. Shriner served in Europe, England and Germany during World War II, fought in the Korean Conflict and was attached to the U.S. Air Force as a courier following Korea. From 1955 to 1958 he served with the Armed Forces Radio Network and returned to Korea in 1958, where he served until being transferred to Fort Hamilton, California, where he retired in 1962 following 30 years of military duty. The Shriners moved to Estherville following retirement.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Shriner is survived by his wife, Evelyn, Estherville; one son, Major Robert Shriner, Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Potter, West Des Moines; four grandchildren; one brother, Charles Shriner, Mediera, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Clouse, Ottumwa, and Margaret Shriner, Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 30, 1979)


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