Mr. Grimme died on January 22, 2011 at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.
Harold was born on August 15, 1924 in Welcome, Minn., to Herman and Esther (Kuttler) Grimme. After he graduated from Farmington High School, he enlisted in the U.S Army. Harold married Cecilia “Kay” Downey on June 1, 1948 in Elkader, Iowa. He worked as a heavy machine operator for Alexander Construction Company until his retirement in 1987. He and Kay retired in Cadiz and later returned to Minnesota in 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ralph, William and Fredrick, and by sister Helen.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Cecelia “Kay” Grimme of Belle Plaine; daughters Anne Jorgenson of Andover, Minn., Jean Jeanotte of St. Louis, Mo.; and Diane (Bruce) Clausen of Belle Plaine; son David Grimme of Bloomington; Minn.; grandchildren, Eric (Jennifer) Jorgenson, Scott Jorgenson, Allen Clausen, Johanna Clausen and Catherine (James) Marshall; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (Merald) Enstad and Alyce Ellwanger; and nieces and nephews.