Mrs. Grimme died Saturday, March 19, 2011 in her home at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine, Minn.
Cecelia Catherine was born June 24, 1926 in Elkader, Iowa to the late Joseph and Hildagard Pieck Downey. After she graduated from High School, she lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where she met Harold Grimme. Cecelia Catherine and Harold married on June 1, 1948 in Elkader, Iowa. She and Harold raised their children in Shakopee, Minn. and in 1987 retired in Cadiz. They returned to Minnesota in 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Grimme; one brother, Charles Downey; and one sister, Mary Downey Looney.
Survivors include one sister Mildred Downey Walch of Elkader, Iowa; two brothers, Robert Downey (and wife Joann) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Keith Downey (and wife Mary Jo) of Laramie, Wyo.; three daughters, Anne Jorgensen of Andover, Minn., Jean Jeannotee of St. Louis, Mo. and Diane Clausen (and husband Bruce) of Belle Plaine, Minn.; one son, David Grimme of Bloomington, Minn.; five grandchildren, Eric Jorgensen (and wife Jennifer), Scott Jorgensen, Allen Clausen, Johanna Clausen, and Catherine Marshall (and husband James); 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces.