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Charles Ivan Grimm

Birth Date: May 21, 1949
Death Date: January 7, 2018

Charles (Chuck) Ivan Grimm, 68, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, peacefully at his home.

Chuck was born on May 21, 1949, in Lafayette, IN, to Delbert and Beulah (Aynes) Grimm and was raised by his loving mother, Lucille Grimm.

He enjoyed anything involving water whether being in the pool or visiting the ocean. He also enjoyed traveling especially with his wife, Janet, in his convertible. Most of all, he just enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, children, and family. He held immense pride for his family and loved to share their accomplishments with others.

Chuck was a 1967 graduate of Tuscola High School and proudly served in the Air Force as a Crew Chief and achieved rank as Staff Sergeant.

He began his career with Growmark in Villa Grove and Henry, IL. He then finished out his career as a sales manager for Certified Tank & Manufacturing in Springfield, IL. He developed many fond relationships and memories throughout the course of his career.

Chuck leaves behind to cherish his precious memories; his wife, Janet (Evans) Grimm; son, Greg Grimm; daughters, Marci (Tom) Hayes, Mendy (Chris) Lawrence and Melanie Grimm. He also leaves his brothers and sisters; Rick (Barb) Grimm, Pat (Gary) Davis, Joyce (Lyle) Amacher, Donna (Joe) Franklin, Doug Grimm, Jim (Tammy) Grimm, Peggy Day, and Lisa (Eric) Gibson; grandchildren, Hallee Grimm, Evie Hayes, Gage Lawrence, Claire Hayes and Caroline Hayes.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lee and sister Joanne.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at 11:00 am at Our Lady Our Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be in Tuscola at 2:00 following the mass and luncheon.

The family of Charles Ivan Grimm is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

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January 11, 2018
4:00 pm
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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Mass of Christian Burial
January 12, 2018
11:00 am
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
3850 Lourdes Drive Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Janet and family we were do sorry to hear of Chuck's passing.
    Remembering the years you guys were in Henry and Chuck was Bill's boss.
    Bill and Gwen Balensiefen

  2. I went to school with Chuck and saw him at our 50th class reunion, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers, Dorothy Wilson Feeler

  3. Janet,
    I am so sorry. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have so many fond memories of Chuck over the years we went to school together. Some of my favorites are football memories from our senior year. On the field Chuck was a fierce competitor, off the field – a great, warm, cheerful friend. I am so glad that you and Chuck were at our reunion this past September and that I had the opportunity to have a good conversation with him and to listen to him tell what he (and you) were now doing. Again, please know that you are in our prayers.

    Garrett Graham

  4. Uncle Chuck and I shared a love for our country, football & Peanut Butter Crunch! Following in his footsteps to serve in the United States Air Force changed my life for the better and made me a stronger, more confident young man. I will always remember him giving me his old service jacket the night before I left for basic training. In his wisdom, he immediately recognized how amazingly special my future wife was the day he met her. She must have reminded him of Janet. 🙂

    Thank you for serving our country and for all the fond memories Uncle Chuck. You will be missed. – Tommy

  5. Janet, all of us at Steak n Shake are heartbroken over Chucks passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you will still visit us.

  6. Chuck and I were best friends as children growing up in Tuscola. At our 50th class reunion this fall, Chuck, Janet, my wife Sara and I spent most of the evening reminiscing our fun times together and comparing the similarities in our lives. I was flattered when he recalled the day 60 years ago we each put a penny into an empty coffee can and buried it in my backyard declaring we would be "friend brothers" forever. I had held the same feelings all these years too. God bless you Chuck, for the person you remained all these years.

  7. Janet and Greg,
    We are so very sorry for your loss! You are in our prayers. May your strong faith comfort and sustain you. Janet, you and Chuck have raised a wonderful son, Greg, and I know God is welcoming Chuck right now as "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"
    In sympathy, Ronda and Steve Smith, from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

  8. Rae-Lynne and I are heart-broken at the news of Chuck's passing. We were in Memphis, TN, when we received the news. Needless to say, it hit us hard. We are sending our deepest condolences to Chuck's family. Our wonderful neighbor will always have a place in our hearts. RIP dear Chuck.

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