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Neil Grimes

December 23, 1939 — July 21, 2016

Neil A. Grimes, age 76, of Wautoma, passed away Thursday morning, July 21, 2016 at his home.

He was born Dec. 23, 1939 in Dixon, IL the son of Paul and Helen (Roere) Grimes. He married the former Donna Mae Frauenkron on Jan. 28, 1961 in LaCrosse. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2008.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1963. Neil and his wife resided in Stoughton for many years before moving to rural Wautoma in 1999. He was employed as Building and Grounds Superintendent by the State of Wisconsin Prison System for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock tumbling, collecting model airplanes and reading about World War II. He was a member and past commander of Stoughton VFW Post 328.

He is survived by one son, Mark (Jean) Grimes, Madison; one daughter, Cheryl Fulton, DeForest; three grandchildren, Heather Rannells (Jeff Kaufman), Madison, Cassy Jo LaVanway, Portage and Jennifer (Tim) Kaney, Rochester, MN; three great grandchildren, Tristan, Dorian and Sebastian; his former wife, Connie Hayford Grimes, Redgranite. He is further survived by other relatives and his faithful canine companion, Lady Bug.

In addition to his wife, Neil was preceded in death by his parents; by his daughter, Dawn Marie Grimes; and by two brothers, Norman and Carl.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma. Burial with full military honors will be at Dakota Cemetery, Town of Dakota.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.


Visitation

AUG 17. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

Memorial Service

AUG 17. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

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