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Gerald Grimley

d. May 19, 2018

Gerald Nicholas Grimley, age 88, of Austin, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Cedars of Austin Assisted Living. Jerry was born September 28, 1929 in Austin, Minnesota to Edwin and Sarah (Connelly) Grimley. He grew up in Austin and graduated from St. Augustine High School. Jerry was a member of the National Guard Unit Company H, they were called to duty in 1951 and sent to Korea. On June 10, 1950 he was united in marriage to Margaret Perl at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. To this union, four children were born. The couple made their home in Austin. Jerry worked for Hormel for 38 years until his retirement. Jerry was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, American Legion Post #91 and VFW Post # 1216. He served on the school board at Queen of Angels and coached 7th grade boys basketball, He loved watching sports, especially the Minnesota Lynx. He enjoyed woodworking, playing with his grandchildren and he looked forward to having a beer each week with his close friend and brother-in-law, Don Mandt. Survivors include his children, Gayle Knutson, Austin, MN, Greg (Sherri) Grimley, Brownsdale, MN, Mark (Debra) Grimley, Lake City, MN, Michele (Jim) Headington, Mankato, MN; grandchildren, Rebecca Grimley, Bryan Grimley, Matthew Grimley, Elliot Grimley, Lynn Headington, Kelly Headington; great grandchildren, Micah Peterson and Keira Grimley; sister, Joan (John) O’Rourke, Austin, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Margaret; 5 brothers and 1 sister. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 am on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Raul Silva officiating. There will be a 6:45 pm prayer service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 5-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and V.F.W. Post #1216. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Public Viewing

Thursday, May 24 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Public Viewing

Friday, May 25 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, May 25 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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