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William Hans Grimm

1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
William Hans Grimm Obituary
William Hans Grimm

William Hans Grimm, 81, of Seattle, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at The Citadel Adult Family Home. He was born in Seattle, to the late Hans and Hannah Grimm, in 1932. In 1962 he married Nancy Grimm, the love of his life for 51 years. Hans worked for the Seattle School District from 1954 until 1982, where he advanced to the top of his profession as a custodial engineer. He retired from Garfield High School as the Head Custodian with a second grade steam engineer's license. Hans was a first-generation American from German-born parents and truly loved this country. He proudly served in the US Navy and the Naval Reserve from 1951 until 1982, when he retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He was a staunch Lutheran and a 25-year member of Maple Leaf Lutheran church. In his younger days he enjoyed backpacking in the mountains of his home state. Every summer he went camping with his family and never missed opening day of fishing season. Hans loved family celebrations and enjoyed seeing the world with Nancy. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sons Ken (Theresa), Bryon; daughters Sue (Mike) and Sandy (Dave); granddaughters, Kayleigh and Nicole; his brother, Robert (Helen) and 3 nephews, Lance, Robert and Brock. He is predeceased by his son Keith.

Remembrances may be made to The Nature Conservancy or The Veterans of Foreign Wars. There will be a memorial service at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church on March 1st at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Mt. Tahoma Military Cemetery.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 23, 2014
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