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Samuel "Sam" I. Schrimsher

Samuel (Sam) I. Schrimsher, 94, of Alba, Texas (formerly of Culver, IN) left this world on Feb. 22, 2022, after a brief battle with COVID.

Sam was born in Culver on June 23, 1927 to Samuel H and Mary (Seese) Schrimsher.

Sam graduated from Culver High School class of 1945 where he was a proud member of the Varsity Cheerleading Squad. He also played trumpet in the High School band and played guitar and harmonica every Saturday night at the Corner Tavern in Culver.

After graduation he went directly into the Navy and was stationed on the newly commissioned USS Oregon and met Bing Crosby during the commissioning program. He achieved the rank of Seaman First Class.

After his discharge, he married his High School sweetheart, Betty J Overmyer, on August 23, 1947 and settled in Culver where they raised four sons together until Betty's untimely death in May 29, 1984.

Sam married his second wife, Nancy (Sperry) Barrick on Sept. 23, 1985.

They lived on Lawrence Lake, Plymouth, IN for several years before retiring to a lakeside home on Lake Fork in Alba, TX.

During his time in Culver, Sam held several jobs in the area.

After his wedding to Betty he worked briefly at Studebakers in South Bend and then worked for the Culver Street Department. After that he became the manager and then proprietor of Sam's Cities Service Station on South Main in Culver. After he sold the station he started working at McGills Manufacturing, Culver where he worked from 1965 to 1983. His final job was with the Del-Monte Corporation in Plymouth which he retired from after 5 years.

Sam was a volunteer fireman for several years on the Culver Fire Department and received the Distinguished Service award granted by the Culver Jaycees in 1967 along with his other crew members.

He was also a member of a Culver Bowling League for many years and a member of the Culver chapter of the VFW.

After his family, Sam's passion was fishing, a sport he learned from his parents and shared with siblings, sons and grandkids. He spent as much of his free time as he could on various lakes in Indiana fishing for Blue Gill, Crappie and Bass. He achieved his lifelong dream of retiring on a premier Bass fishing lake when he and Nancy moved to Lake Fork. They enjoyed hosting many friends and family for fishing trips and tournaments throughout the years. He also won many fishing awards throughout the years, culminating in an award for largest Bass of the hour during a sanctioned McDonalds Fishing Classic Tournament and received $800 in Prize money. He also got a picture featured on the Front of the Lake Fork Fishing Magazine holding a 9 lb bass he caught from that lake.

Sam accepted Jesus Christ into his life at a young age and was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Plymouth.

He will be remember for his great smile, his upbeat attitude and for a life well lived.

Sam is survived and will be greatly missed by his sons Rex (Jean) Schrimsher of Plymouth, Roy (Tracy) Schrimsher of Granger, Daughter-In-Law Bobbi Schrimsher of Culver, second wife Nancy Barrick Schrimsher of Alba, TX, Step Sons Wally ( Jade) Barrick and Gary Barrick of Alba, TX,Brother Glen Schrimsher of Culver, Sister Bertha Fluckey of Argos, as well as 8 Grandchildren, 6 Step Grand children, 12 Great Grandchildren and numerous Nephews, Nieces and In Laws.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty, sons Dennis, Jerry and David Schrimsher, grandson Eric Schrimsher, great grand daughter Callie McCoy, sister Barbara Arndt, Brother In Law Owen Fluckey and Sister in Law Eunice Schrimsher.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, March 4, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Odom Funeral Home in Culver. Services will follow at 11 with Father Schramm from the St Thomas Episcopal Church of Plymouth presiding.

Service will livestream on the Odom Funeral Home, Inc Facebook page for those unable to attend.

Burial and commital will be held following the services at the Culver Masonic Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his first wife and love of his life.

The family suggests memorial donations in Sam's honor be made to the Culver Fire Department or Culver VFW.

Arrangements are being handled by Odom Funeral Home in Culver.

Published by The Pilot News,S. Bend Tribune, Culver Citizen, Odom Funeral Home written by Roberta "Bobbi" (Weaver) Schrimsher