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Norman Grim

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Norman Earl Grim

Port Hadlock Heights, WA

Norman Earl Grim of Port Hadlock Heights, WA passed away in his sleep at home April 9, 2016.  He was born August 18, 1925  in Lansing, MI to Joseph and Nina Grim.  One sister, Ruth of Alma, MI survives.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Joseph, and a sister, Mary.

He leaves his wife, Kathryn, whom he married 69 years ago in Greenville, MI; two daughters, Barbara (Scott) Remington and Julie (Mark) Dorsch, both of Port Townsend, WA; one son, Bradley Allen died at age 11; two granddaughters, Breah Remington of Holt, MI and Samantha Sunseri of Seattle.

Norm loved to build, and built their home of 62 years in Battle Creek, then later built a summer home on the lakefront at Montcalm Lake.  In his younger years, he was active in all water sports, but in his later years he spent much time doing all kinds of puzzles, reading books on his iPad and watching the news and old TV programs.  

Norm joined the Marines in 1943, right after high school and was in an anti-aircraft unit attached to the 6th Marines.  He served in the Pacific Theater and just before the war ended was wounded in Okinawa.

He was a printer by trade and learned his craft working on his family's newspaper in Michigan.  He worked for the Coldwater Daily Reporter for 3 years, then the Battle Creek Enquirer for 38 years until his retirement in 1987.

Once Kathy retired from teaching, they spent the next 22 winters in Sarasota, FL.  He and Kathy moved to Port Hadlock, WA in 2015 to be close to their daughters in Port Townsend.  His family was the love of his life, and he will be greatly missed.

He was a life-long member of Westlake Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, serving as a deacon at times.  Cremation has taken place.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 17, 2016
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