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Orin Ray Shogren

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Orin Shogren died July 29, 2021 surrounded by his family in his home. He was born September
10, 1931 to Howard and Berneice (Linderholm) Shogren in McPherson and grew up in
Lindsborg, Kansas. He was one of eight siblings.

Orin grew up in Lindsborg and joined the Marines in 1951 and was honorably discharged in
1953. Once discharged, he returned to Bethany, Kansas and attended Bethany College, where
he met Dorothy McCormick. They married in 1957 and were happily married for 64 years. Orin
graduated Bethany College with a Business degree in Accounting in 1957. He worked with
Solomon Corporation as a Controller.

Orin and Dorothy had two sons, Mark and Dale(deceased). He and his wife, Dorothy, played an
integral part in their faith and traveled extensively after his children were grown, travelling to
Europe, Canada, Alaska, and the Caribbean, amongst other destinations. He supported his
children as they grew up and continued to support his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in
their endeavors throughout his life.

Orin was known for his fun wood working projects, especially his Halloween figurines that were
handed out to children in lieu of candy, as well as his extensive M&M collectables. He enjoyed
playing golf with friends and watching it on TV with his family. His sweet tooth was incorrigible
and was regularly seen finding a molasses cookie, eating ostakaka with lingonberries, or adding
whipped cream to many of Dorothy’s delicious pies.
Orin is preceded in death by his son, Dale, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and daughter-in-law, Rita, of
Satanta, Kansas.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Mark (Elaine) Shogren, of Lubbock, Texas; daughter-in-
law, Gwen Shogren, of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Tiffany (Kelvin) Franklin, of Olathe,
Kansas, Jessica (Aaron) Freeman, of Atlanta, Georgia; Caitlin Shogren, Chelsea (Dayton) Lange,
Taylor Shogren, and Matthew Shogren, of Edmond, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Gracie
Lange and Zoe Freeman; and sister-in-law, Carol McCormick, of Springdale, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to the American Diabetes
Association and American Cancer Society.

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