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Neil Eugene Grim

Male 1922 - 2013


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  • Name  Neil Eugene Grim  [1, 2, 3
    Born  8 Nov 1922  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    High School  1940  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Wapello High Schol 
    Residence  27 Apr 1950  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  May 1973  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Mar 1978  Columbus Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  29 Jun 2013  Halcyon House, Washington, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Obituary  Abt Jul 2013  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper; republished at Find A Grave 
    • Neil Eugene Grim, 90, of Washington, Iowa, died Saturday June 29, 2013, in Halcyon House of Washington, Iowa, of a brief illness.

      Mr. Grim was born on November 8, 1922, in Morning Sun, Iowa. He was the son of James Russell and Dorothy (Thomas) Grim. He married Melba Lorraine Hall on April 17, 1943, in Cairo, Iowa.

      He graduated from Wapello High Schol in 1940. Neil was a lifetime farmer in Louisa County area. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman having a sincere love of wildlife conservation. Neil Grim experienced Big Game hunting in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Alaska, and Africa.

      Neil will always be remembered for his speaking engagements at schools and various service organizations, where he shared these experiences with a slide presentation. Neil and his wife welcomed hundreds of visitors to their home in Louisa county to view his numerous wild game trophies. Through the years, he and his wife enjoyed traveling to participate in the National Corn Husking Competition throughout the Midwest. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League and the NRA. Neil also cherished his time with family and friends playing cribbage and pitch.

      Surviving are his wife, Melba, of Washigton, two sons, Keith Grim and wife Patty of Oakville, Iowa, Terry Neil Grim and wife Terry Kay of Wapello, and four daughters, Vickie Earnest and friend Ralph Honson of Bettendorf, Rita Johnson and husband Gary of Iowa City, Carla Belzer and husband Bill of Mt. Pleasant, and Debbie Grim of San Leandro, California; twelve grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Wanda Jean Pogemiller, and several of nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Delbert, one grandson, and one great grandson, and one son-in-law, Robert Earnest.

      The funeral service will be held Tuesday July 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. Interment will follow in the Wapello Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday with the family present.

      Memorials have been established for the Louisa County Historical society and the Washington county Conservation Center (Marr Park).
    U.S. Public Records Index 
    • Name: Neil E. Grim; Birth Date: 8 November 1922; Address: 9554 105th Street; City: Columbus Junction; State: Iowa; Zip Code: 52738
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Neil Grim; Born: 8 November 1922; Died: 29 June 2013; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Buried  2 Jul 2013  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID  I18834  All Families
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2014 

    Father  James Russell "Russell" Grim,   b. 18 Aug 1896, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1950, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Dorothy Thomas,   b. 24 Sep 1899, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1973, Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Apr 1920  [1, 6
    Family ID  F6693  Group Sheet

    Family  Melba Lorraine Hall 
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F23390  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2151] Grim, James "Russell" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, April 27, 1950; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S12711] Grim, Neil Eugene - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, June or July 2013; republished at Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2754] Butcher, Dorothy (Thomas/Grim) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7, May 1, 1973; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S4310] Butcher, Charles Earnest "Jake" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 22, March 19, 1978; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).