WATERLOO — Junior Harold Grimm, 90, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at Desert Springs Group Home in Mesa, Ariz., of natural causes.

He was born July 29, 1926, in Waterloo, son of Harold and Mayme Weber Grimm. He married Margaret Minnich on Sept. 14, 1946, in Hudson.

Junior graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1947. He joined the Waterloo Police Department in 1950 as patrolman; he was promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant, captain and retired as chief in 1982.

Junior served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Wars and served in the Navy Reserves retiring in 1985, as a master chief.

He was a member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Masonic Lodge 105, High Twelve, York Rite, El Kahir and El Zaribah Shrine, life member of VFW, Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49, past commander of American Legion Post 138, DAV, Past Grand Chef de Gare in Iowa in 1991 of the 40/8 National Boxcar Association, and received the 1968 Father of the Year award by the City of Waterloo.

Survived by: his wife; three sons, Stephen (Margo), David (Dalen) and Richard (Ann), all of Waterloo; a daughter, Jeanne Grimm of Waterloo; a daughter-in-law, Laurie Wiench Grimm of Whitewater, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and foreign exchange son, Arne Fritjofsson of Uppsala, Sweden.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a son, Roger in 1990; his brother, Donald; and a sister, Katherine Bengston.

Memorial services: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, at Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cedar Falls. followed by full military rites by U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion 138 and VFW Post 1623 with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo, where there will be a 7 p.m. 40/8 Boxcar Association service followed by public Masonic rites by Waterloo Lodge 105 A.F. & A.M.

Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2025 E. River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com.

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