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Daniel Grimm, 58

Daniel W. Grimm, age 58, of Norwood Young America, died Wednesday June 26, 2019, in Alma, KS.

A memorial service will take place in Alma, KS Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. Reverend Chris Vossler will be officiating.

Memorials are preferred to Mayer Lutheran High School in Mayer, and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.

Daniel Wayne Grimm was born Nov. 13, 1960, in Waconia, son of Willard George and Evelyn Theresa (nee Erickson) Grimm.

He was brought into the family of God through the waters of holy baptism Dec. 4, 1960, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Young America, by vacancy pastor Rev. E. A. Schuett, with George Schrupp Jr., Evonne Lenzen, and Donald Schrupp as his baptismal sponsors.

He attended St. John’s Lutheran School. He was received as a communicant member of St. John’s through the rite of confirmation March 23, 1975 by Rev. Henry Fry. He continued his schooling and graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School in 1979.

Dan managed the family farm, taking over breeding operations shortly after high school, increasing milk herd production, and then continuing as sole operator after his parents’ death in 1989.

Dan played or umpired softball most of his adult life, with more than 20 years of service as a certified high school official. Dan was a bowler who bowled in several leagues through the years, and competed in a numbers of tournaments around the state.

Dan was a lifelong member of St. Johns’ Lutheran Church of Norwood Young America, and served on various boards and committees. He sang in the church choir for 40 years.

He moved to Kansas to be near family after being diagnosed with PSP, a progressive illness.

He was called from this life at the Alma Manor nursing home. God gave him 58 years, 7 months, and 13 days to prepare for an eternity with Jesus Christ, the world Savior and Redeemer.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Beverly, who all died in 1989.

Dan is survived by his brother Reverend Robert Grimm and his wife, Gayle, of Alma, KS; his nephew Erik (Eve) Grimm of St. George, KS; his niece Elisabeth (Brandon) Heath of El Cahon, CA, and his nephew Aaron (Kayla) Grimm and their daughter Andrea, of Overland Park, KS; an aunt, Ruth Schrupp of Norwood Young America; numerous relatives, church family, and friends.

Blessed be the memory of Daniel Wayne Grimm.

A funeral service took place Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 SE 2nd Ave. in Norwood Young America, with Rev. Joshua Bernau as officiant. Visitation at the church took place Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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