Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Dale F. Grimes, Sr., 95, formerly of New Knoxville, Ohio, died 11:10 A.M. Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster.
He was born February 5, 1922, in Marysville, Ohio, the son of Fred and Lucille (McCracken) Grimes. He married Evelyn E. Harmeyer on November 2, 1941, at the First Church of New Knoxville, and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2012.
He is survived by his children: Dale (Patricia) Grimes, Jr. of Vandalia, Ohio; Robert Grimes of New Knoxville; Linda Everest of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Dean (Mona) Grimes of Clarksville, Tennessee; Pamela (Gerald) Ausland of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is survived by 12 grandchildren and by numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; by his siblings: Evelyn Meyer and Don Grimes; by his daughter-in-law, Judy Grimes; son-in-law, Richard Everest.
Dale was a 1941 graduate of New Knoxville High School. He was a highly skilled carpenter, having retired from Hoge Lumber Company. He and his wife, Evelyn, were the owners of the Dari Bar in New Knoxville, and also G&H Ceramics and Aquariums.
He was the main carpenter on several local landmarks including the St Marys Memorial Park Covered Bridge; the New Knoxville Community Park Gazebo; the horse barn at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds; and the "Belle Of Saint Marys" Canal Boat Replica. He had done extensive renovation work at the First Church of New Knoxville, where he was a member for many years.
Funeral rites will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the First Church of New Knoxville, the Reverend Joel Bucklin, officiant. Burial will follow at Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Friends may call from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to Dale's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net. Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home 200 West Spring Street, New Knoxville, is entrusted with Mr. Grimes' funeral arrangements.