Orlin Wayne Hein, the son of Rudy and Selma Zinn Hein, was born April 3, 1924, in Hartley. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley. He received his early education and graduated from the Hartley High School in 1942. Orlin enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served two years in the Atlantic Area. He then was employed at Swift and Company and Cascade Laundry in Sioux City.
Orlin married Dorothy Tapper Feb. 3, 1951, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Following their marriage, he farmed in the Hartley area until retiring in 1981. Orlin continued to raise horses and cattle as a hobby which he dearly loved.
Orlin was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, served as a committee member of the A.S.C., 4-H Club and for more than 30 years he worked at the Clay County Fair.
Orlin loved and cherished his granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters and their husbands: Michelle and Terry Triebwasser of Del Rapids, S.D., and Melissa and Kelvin Edmundson of Garretson, S.D.; five granddaughters: Amanda, Jessica and Kayla Triebwasser, Cheyenne and Haley Edmundson; two sisters: Marlys Foster (Ivan) of New Rocford, N.D., and Teresa Durst (Denny) of Warsaw, Ind.; sister-in-law, Jeanne Hein; other relatives and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bruce in 1980 and brother, Clarence Hein in 1981.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today (Monday) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley with the Rev. Dave Ericksen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Hartley.
The Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Craig Hein, Joel Hein, Jeff Durst, Kyle Tapper, Kevin Tapper and Gaylen Tapper. Honorary pallbearers will b e Verlus Pippert, Willis ebert, Lon Vogt and Ron Kirk.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.warnerfuneralhome.com