Eugene Grimm, 79

  Eugene G. Grimm, 79, of Waconia, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at his home.

  Funeral service took place January 1, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with Rev. Adam Gless as officiant. Visitation took place prior to the service at church. Interment took place in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

 Eugene George Grimm was born March 6, 1942 in Watertown, the son of Norman and Erma (Braun) Grimm.  He was baptized March 22, 1942 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with Rev. Schwandt as officiant.  He was confirmed March 25, 1956 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, with Rev. M.F. Rische as officiant. 

 Eugene attended Mayer Lutheran grade school and graduated from Waconia High School. 

  Eugene was united in marriage to Bonnie Maass at Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA July 9, 1964.  They were blessed with 3 sons.

  Eugene was a diligent worker, and devoted family man.  They were everything to him.  When not hard at work, Eugene found many ways to keep busy.

  One of his favorite things to do was help his brother with farm work. He adored being in nature, and time spent cutting wood. 

  Eugene also had a great interest in cars and collecting models, his favorite being the ’67 Pontiac GTO. 

 He loved camping, fishing, snowmobiling, riding his side-by-side 4-wheeler, and playing cards, especially 500. 

  Eugene loved his cat, who was equally fond of him.  She would follow Eugene around everywhere. 

 His favorite phrase, “Finer than frog’s hair,” will be fondly remembered, and he will be greatly missed.

  Eugene was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Erma Grimm; brother Ronald Grimm; grandparents George and Emma (Rebischke) Grimm and Frederich and Bertha (Lehrke) Braun; father-in-law and mother-in-law Ralph and Muriel Maass; and sister-in-law Ann Schmidt.

  Eugene is survived by his loving family: wife Bonnie; children Brian (Shelly) Grimm of Mayer, Bruce (Kim) Grimm of Green Isle, Bradley (Sarah) Grimm of Chaska; grandchildren Dustin (Breanna) Grimm, Brandon Grimm and friend Emily, Breanna Grimm, Brooke (Dylan) Grimm, Bradley Grimm Jr. and friend Madeleine; brother Joel (Barb) Grimm; brother-in-law Randy (Joan) Maass; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 Casket bearers were Dick Storms, Steve Venske, Bradley Grimm Jr., Dustin, Grimm, Brandon Grimm, Jeff Grimm, and Dylan Grimm.

  Honorary casket bearers are Brooke Grimm and Breanna Grimm.

 Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. 

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