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Obituary: Norr, Marriner Krumm


Norr, Marriner Krumm

Marriner Krumm Norr, 96, died peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2020 surrounded by family at his home in Beltsville, MD. Marriner was born February 13, 1924 in Washington D.C. He was the only child of Vernon Marriner Norr and Fessie Emilie Krumm Norr. He married, first, Ingeburg Ursula Zimmer, of Dresden, Germany, and secondly Jessie LaRae Johnson, of Rupert, Idaho. Marriner is loved and remembered for his unshakeable, amicable, and gentle temperament and for his unyielding devotion to his family and service in the church.

Marriner served during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 as a radio technician. He received a BS degree in 1946, an MS degree in 1952, and a PhD in 1957, all in chemistry from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Marriner worked his entire professional career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, in Silver Spring, MD. During the last twenty-five years of his service he ran a scanning electron microscope laboratory. He retired in 1993.

Marriner served two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, he served in South Africa from 1947 to 1949. After retirement from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, he and his wife served eighteen months in Chattanooga, TN, as family history missionaries from 1998 to 1999.

He is survived by his wife LaRae, his son Richard Norr of Beltsville, MD, daughter Susan Crane (Jeff) of Lodi, CA, son Robert Norr (Casey) of Cumming, GA, daughter Janet Poyfair (Shawn) of Fort Worth, TX, and daughter Jennifer Schoeny (Paul) of Hamilton, VA. He is survived by 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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