Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998 for Erna S. Grimm, age 79 of Watertown, Minn. She died Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
She was born April 9, 1918 in Carver County, Minn., the daughter of Herman and Ida (Klancke) Bruesehoff. She was baptized April 28, 1918 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America by the Rev. Aug. Baumhoefner and later confirmed there March 20, 1932 by the Reverend M.F. Abraham.
On Oct. 16, 1941 she married Ervin E. Grimm.
Erna was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Jana Leigh Grimm.
Surviving her are her husband, Ervin; children and spouses: Harlan and Laurie Grimm of Des Moines, Ia., Dianne Michelson of Richfield, Myra Scharber of St. Paul, Rita Grimm of Waverly, Janel and Michael Christensen of Delano, Kennard and Cathy Grimm of Champlin.
Further surviving her are 18 grandchildren: Beth, Jon, and Andy Grimm, Lisa Michelson, Christine, Josh and Nick Scharber; Amanda Grimm, Cary, Paul, Adam, Jake, Heidi and Brandi Christensen; and Katie, Elena, Monica, and Jared Grimm as well as brothers and sister-in-law, Elmer and Mary Lee Bruesehoff of Spokane, Wash., Hilton Bruesehoff of Waukon; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Luella Kugath of Willmar, Marvin and Saramina Grimm of Savannah. Ga., Ida Grimm of Watertown, Lee Grimm of Wheaton, Ill. and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mound, Minn. with the Reverend Keith H. Grimm officiating.
Interment was at Union Cemetery, Mound. Casketbearers were grandsons: Jon Grimm, Andy Grimm, Cary Christensen, Paul Christensen, Adam Christensen, Jake Christensen and Josh Scharber.