Larry Grimm, 75

Larry C. Grimm, 75, Wabash, died at 5:23 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born Nov. 23, 1937 in Wabash, to Carl and Ruth Marie (Eckman) Grimm.

Larry was a 1955 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Joyce Bartrum in Wabash on Oct. 22, 1955.  He retired from General Tire in Wabash, and also worked at Fishback Auto Parts.  Larry was actively involved in youth baseball, having coached in Little League and American Legion Baseball.  He enjoyed golfing, deer hunting, football, basketball and watching all sports.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Grimm, Wabash; two children, Rick (Monica) Grimm, Wabash, and Jackie Ann (Dan Finnegan) Grimm, Marion; three grandchildren, Shawn (Amanda Knauff) Grimm, Wabash, Jessica Slagal, Marion, and Nick (Mindy Tigler) Wibel, Roann; five great-grandchildren, Alec Whitaker, Kyler Chapman, and Laila Mae Grimm, all of Wabash, Keagan Wibel and Kendall Tigler, both of Roann; sister, Judith Arlene Murphy, North Manchester.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dorwin "Bud" Grimm, and two sisters, Janice Bland and JoAnn Garrett.

Memorial services and entombment will be held at the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery on July 19, at 10:30 a.m. with Fred Hughes officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service at the cemetery. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Little League or Wabash Cannonball Motorcycle Club.

The memorial guest book for Larry may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jul 17