Obituary: Shirley Grimm


A funeral service for Shirley C. Grimm, 82, of Davenport, was held at noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Davenport. Visitation was two hours prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Grimm died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Shirley Rauch was born Nov. 8, 1936, in Hudson, N.Y., the daughter of Carl and Carrie (Sheldon) Rauch.

She married Harold Grimm on July 2, 1955.

Her hobbies were gardening, baking, antique cars, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Deb Meyer, Brenda Van Elslander, and Ross Grimm (Tina McVay); her grandchildren, Cori (Shane) Ritchie, Chad Hoing, Jamie (Kyle) Schroeder, Joe (Catilin) Skiff, Tiffany Grimm (Justin Leatherman), and Cody Grimm; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Rauch; and a sister-in-law, Dolores Esbaum.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and a sister.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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