Helen Lucille Grimm, known to most as “Lucille,” 96, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2020, at Peabody Retirement Community Health Care Center in North Manchester.
Lucille was born on Nov. 24, 1924, in Atwood to Fred and E. Fern (Yeiter) Williamson. She was a 1942 graduate of Atwood High School. Lucille received a certificate from South Bend Business School, and then she worked at the South Bend Supply Company in the office.
On Nov. 25, 1944, Lucille married Glenn W. Grimm at the Fort McClellan Army Base, Anniston, Alabama. Glenn served in the army during World War II. After Glenn returned from the war, they farmed with Glenn’s parents, Harvey and Lenora Grimm. They purchased their own farm near Atwood and began their family.
Lucille was a loving, dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a lifetime member and active participant at the Atwood Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and Prairie Home Ec Club. Lucille loved to crochet, quilt, and sew. Her family has many of her beautiful handmade creations. When wintering in Florida with Glenn, she enjoyed playing shuffleboard and golf with their friends. They travelled extensively around the United States when they retired.
Glenn and Lucille celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2014. On March 22, 2015, Glenn preceded Lucille in death. Their son, Alan, preceded them in death on Dec. 27, 1987. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon (Jerry) Forthofer of Rockwell, N.C.; Susan (Keith) Ring of North Manchester; daughter-in-law, Linda Grimm-Smith; and six grandchildren: Gwen (Steve) Braddock of Limestone, Tenn.; Matt (Tammy) Forthofer of Mooresville, N.C.; Brandon (Allison) Ring of Whitefish Bay, Wisc.; Derek (Amy) Ring of New Lenox, Ill.; Adam Grimm, US Army, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Ashley (Brent) Doty, of Warsaw. Lucille has been blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Lucille’s siblings preceded her in death: brothers, Lester, George, Arden and Ray Williamson and sister, Velma Gruenewald.
Titus Funeral Home is assisting the family. Private services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31. A live stream will be available to the public through Lucille’s obituary page at www.TitusFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Lucille’s memory be given to K-21 Foundation, Cancer Care Fund. Written condolences may be left and the Live Stream viewed at www.TitusFuneralHome.com