Max Grimley

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 23, 2008

Max Joseph Grimley, 85, of Austin, died on June 21, 2008 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Max was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Winona, Minn., to Edwin and Sarah Grimley of Fountain, Minn. They moved to Austin in 1933. He attended Columbus School and St. Augustine High School. In 1940 he was drafted into the Army and served in England, France, Germany and Africa until 1945. Upon his return to Austin, he worked as a clerk in the loin cooler for the George A. Hormel Company for 43 years. Max also owned a bar on Austin’s east side.
On Dec. 6, 1943 he was united in marriage to June Marie Wiseman at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin.
Max loved spending time with family and friends, camping, telling stories, taking care of his farm and spending time with his friends at Countryside Auto.
Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, June Marie Grimley, Austin; brothers, Rex Grimley, Austin, Jerry (Margaret Ann) Grimley, Austin; sisters, Beverly (Eugene) Dushek, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Joan (John) O’Rourke, Austin; special family, nieces and nephews, Cheri (Ron) Brady and Max, Elk River, Sue (Ron) Stowell, Denver, Colo., Carol Connor, Austin, Mary (Bob) Boysen, Thornton, Colo., Lori (Roger) Morgan, Winona, Bud and Niki Johnson, Austin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Sarah Grimley; brothers, Don, Duane and Robert Grimley.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Military rites will be by American Legion Post #91. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
The honorary casket bearers will be Rex Grimley, Snooley Johnson, Dick “Toad” Doty, Matt Brooks and John Krull. The casket bearers will be Ron Brady, Max Brady, Ronny Stowell, Bud Johnson, Mick Brooks and Jerry Grimley.

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