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Marvin P. Schrupp, 93, a lifelong Billings resident and retired postal employee, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at RiverStone Hospice.
He was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Billings to August and Emily A. (Lickfett) Schrupp. He graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1937 and worked as a carpenter until entering the Army Signal Corps on Feb. 7, 1942, at Fort Lewis, Wash.
He served as a teletype operator in the United States, Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, France and Germany during World War II. He was discharged on Oct. 9, 1945, at Camp McCoy, Wis.
He married Virginia Lois Getts on Oct. 16, 1945. He started working at the Billings post office as a clerk in March 1947, then later as an assistant civil service examiner and as area procurement officer (contract technician). He retired from the Postal Service on Jan. 12, 1979.
He built the family home with little help. He had received care at Grand Park Vintage Suites and spent his final days at RiverStone Hospice.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Joan Sherrodd of La Mirada, Calif.; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Allan Schrupp of Billings.
A graveside memorial service and celebration of his life were held April 28 at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101, where Mr. Schrupp was a longtime member.