Grime, Donald

Written by David Green.

Donald T. Grime, 78, of Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 10, 2007, at his home.

He was born Feb. 6, 1929, near Archbold, the son of Lester and Hulda (Miller) Grime. He married Mary Stites on Aug. 9, 1947, and she survives.

Donald was a lifelong Archbold resident. He owned and operated D&W Collision Service. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Archbold, a fourth degree in the Knights of Columbus, a lifetime member of the Fathers of Sons of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a former member of the Elks, Eagles and Moose lodges.

Besides his wife, Donald is survived by two daughters, Barbara Grime-Parker and Patricia Grime-Coulon; three sons, Frank (and Cheryl) Grime and Andy (and Lois) Grime, both of Archbold, and Tony (and Deb) Grime of Camden, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Saul of Bryan, Ohio; two brothers, Kenny (and Martha) Grime of West Unity and Wayne (and Nancy) Grime of Archbold.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter; a grandson; two sisters, Evelyn Grime and Doris Stamm-Wyse; and two brothers, Harold Grime and Leo Grime.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Archbold with Father Gary Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Short Funeral Home in Archbold, with a Rosary Service at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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