Merwin “Charlie” Grimm, 93 of Rockford, Ill., passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at his home in Murphy after a short illness.
He was born March 14, 1925, in Hinckley, Ill. He grew up on a farm with four brothers.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea.
He met his future wife, Gila Henning, while attending Rockford Business College and worked as an accountant at both JI Case and Taylor Freezer.
After retirement, he enjoyed many adventures such as rafting down the Grand Canyon, skydiving at age 80, and taking trips to China, Africa, South America and Australia.
He was a lifetime Cubs fan who often went to their Arizona spring training camp. But to him there was nothing like spending time on a farm, and he would say, “I’m just living the good life.”
He was predeceased by his parents, Ivan and Dorothy (Pritchard) Grimm; wife Gila; brothers, Delbert, Pritchard and Curtis; and several dear nieces and nephews.
Surviving are his son, Timothy (Carol) Grimm of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter Kristine (Dave) Fitzgerald of Murphy; and granddaughter, Hanna Grimm of Fort Myers, Fla. He also is survived by a brother, Oliver Grimm of Peoria, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews who all held a special place in his heart.
No services are planned at this time.
You may send tributes to the Grimm family at www.townson-rose.com.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.