Dwane Ray Grimm, 80, of Hiawatha, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, 2018, at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Hiawatha, where he had been a resident for several months.
He was born in Sabetha on May 7, 1938, one of seven children born to Albert C. and Elma Strahm Grimm and had lived in the northeast Kansas area nearly all of his life. He grew up at Sabetha where he attended schools, later graduating from Sabetha High School with the class of 1956.
Dwane worked for Mid Am Dairy in Sabetha prior to attending Barber College in Wichita. He moved his family to Lenexa where he operated a barber business for seven years before moving to Fairview. He farmed in the Fairview area a short time before moving to Hiawatha where he worked for Flair Fold wood shutter plant in Hiawatha where he was the shipping foreman for a number of years. Dwane enjoyed carpentry and started his own carpentry business where he built and remodeled homes and businesses in the area until he retired.
He and his wife Catherine traveled to state parks located in the Midwest where they served as park managers. In later years, Dwane assisted at the Hiawatha RV Park, and helped mow Hiawatha City properties until he had a stroke.
Dwane’s hobbies were work, fishing, camping, water skiing and traveling,
Survivors include a son, David (Linda) Grimm; daughter, Lora (Loren) Baugher; step-son, Clifton (Linda) Barnhill; two brothers, Larry Grimm and Kenny Grimm; sister, Laveta Bennett; grandchildren, Josh (Julie) Grimm, Michelle (Jim) Boeckman, Tanner (Kalie) Barnhill, Reed (Maggie) Barnhill, Lane Barnhill and Brandt Barnhill; three great-grandchildren, Colin, Alexander and Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-grandson, Matthew; sister, Lenore Neff; and an infant brother and sister.
A Celebration of Dwane’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. Tim Champ, Freedom Hospice Chaplin, will officiate. Cremation will follow services with private family inurnment at the Sabetha Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dwane Grimm Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha 66434. A special message or remembrance can be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
The Sabetha Herald 9/26/2018