DECATUR — Robert M. Grimm, 86, of Decatur, Ill., passed away at 11:25 p.m. on November 6, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today, Friday, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, a St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wapella, Ill., Fr. Peter Pilon officiating. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Elks Crippled Children’s Fund.
Robert was born on October 7, 1926 in Bloomington, son of Willard Grimm and Mildred (Kirby) Grimm. He married Dorene Benedict on December 1, 1946 in Bloomington. She passed away on July 11, 1987. He later married Lois F. Powers on January 14, 1989 in Wapella. She survives.
Also surviving are children Robert D. (Carla) Grimm, Duncan, S.C.; Roselyn “Rosie” (Gene) Sowers, Decatur, Ill.; Randall (Laurie) Grimm, Clinton, Ill.; two step- children Roberta Wirt, Fort Collins, Colo., and Kenny Powers, Elizabethtown, Ky., nine grandchildren Stephanie Ball, Darin Grimm, Lisa Lambert, Christina Moran, David Sowers, Brandon Grimm, Nicole Grimm, Courtney Tucker and Patrick Grimm, and three step- grandchildren Cynthia Wirt, Anthony Wirt and Charla Wirt; one brother Russell (Helen) Grimm, Bloomington, 16 great- grandchildren and two step- great- grandchildren.
His parents and one brother Ralph Grimm preceded him in death.
Robert was a WWII U.S. Army Air Force veteran. In he early 1950s, Bob was the police magistrate in Clinton. He and his brother Russell owned the operated the original R&R Café, in Clinton, and he also owned he Clinton Ice and built homes. He retired from the Illinois State Police after 28 years of service.
He was a member of the B.P.O.E. 795, where he was two-term past Exalted Ruler and where he served as district deputy of the West / Central District, Fraternal Order of Police, Eagles Lodge 3911, Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistory, Illinois Police Assoc., VFW, Retired State Police Assoc. District 10, Knights of Columbus.
Online condolences may be offered at www.calvertmemorial.com.