Wayne Grimes

Wayne Grimes

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Wayne Grimes

Wayne Grimes


WATERLOO — Wayne A. Grimes, 87, of Waterloo, formerly of West Union, died Tuesday, June 30, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

He was born Dec. 20, 1932, in West Union, son of George and Helen (Johnston) Grimes. He married JoAnne Miller on May 31, 1953, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in West Union.

Wayne graduated from West Union public schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. After his service, he became employed by Northwestern Bell telephone company for 34 years, retiring in 1985. He was a longtime member of the South Waterloo Sertoma Club and a member of Unity Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.

Survivors: his wife; two daughters, Kathy of St. Mary’s City, Md., and Regina of Waterloo; two grandchildren, Cody of St. Paul, Minn., and Caitlyn of Waterloo; sisters-in-law, Nancy Grimes, Mary Grimes, Norma Crandall, Carleen Miller and RoseMary Wise; brothers-in-law Dick Miller and Bob Wise; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Tucker Grimes and Donald Grimes; and a sister, Shirley Cardinale.

Services: To respect Wayne’s wishes, he was cremated and there will be no visitation or services. Inurnment will be in the West Union cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences at www.Iowacremation.com.

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