Marlyn Duane ‘Skip’ Schrotberger
November 25, 2011
Skip Schrotberger was born on Oct. 3, 1943 in McCook, Neb. to Woodrow W. and Ena M. (Junker) Schrotberger. He passed away at home on Nov. 21, 2011 in Anaheim, Calif. after a brief illness with lung cancer.
Skip grew up in western Nebraska and at an early age, moved to Colorado, where he graduated from Rifle (Colo.) High School in 1963. He was very active in sports, playing football and receiving All-State Honors. He attended Mesa Community College where he played football.
In Rifle, he was a longtime member of the Rifle Elks Club and served as exalted ruler in 1974. While in Rifle, he was a volunteer fireman for several years.
He moved to California in 1975, working for the Anaheim Union HS District for eight years. He started his career in the boiler industry at Kaynar, then moved to Southern California Boiler in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he worked until his passing.
Skip was active in his community, serving as president of the East Anaheim National Little League for several years; he also assisted at Benito Juarez Elementary School PTA. He had a significant impact on the lives of many young adults, who considered him their special friend and “Dad.” The children in his community considered him their “Grandpa.”
His compassion for others led him to be the caregiver for many senior citizens who frequented the local Carrow’s for coffee. He was an avid sports fan and golfer. The Denver Broncos had a loyal fan.
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He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Toni C. (Creed) Schrotberger of Anaheim; son Damon of Boston, Mass.; three sisters, Dorothy Bolinger of Greeley, Colo., Kathleen Miller of Grand Junction, Colo. and Mary Rice of Julesburg, Colo.; one brother, Don Schrotberger of Ripley, Tenn.; sister-in-law Theresa Schrotberger of Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Buck Schrotberger.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to: St Jude”s Childrens Hospital; Tribute Account No. 29306803; P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142; Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Memorial services will be held at Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 State College, Anaheim, CA 92806 on Dec. 3, 2011 at 3 p.m.