Byron William "Bill" Grimm (1948 - 2017)

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Byron "Bill" William Grimm, age 69, passed away September 1, 2017 at home in Nikiski, Alaska. Born August 11, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to Bill and Ethelyn Grimm.

Bill lived most of his life on the Kenai Peninsula after moving to Alaska in 1968. He was a very active member of the Kenai community. He was a self-taught electrician and an inventor but his true passion was photography. Anyone that knew him knows that he always had his camera in hand seizing every opportunity to capture people and events.

His daughter wrote "He was always taking pictures and making home movies of us growing up. If we ever fussed about it he would say, 'Someday you will appreciate having these memories.' He was right, I am truly grateful to have so many special memories."

Bill served on the Hospital Board for CPH for several years and would often reminisce about that time in his life and what the board was able to accomplish for the community. In 2006, Bill took his first vacation to Thailand. He loved it so much that he made it his retirement home in 2012. He enjoyed sending photos to his friends and family of the people and culture that he so happily immersed himself in.

He is survived by his son Bodie Grimm, his wife Serena, his daughter Brandi Grimm, his daughter Logan Martin, her husband Cody, his son Raymond Grimm. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Sierra, Caleb and Elliana Grimm, Madeline and Samuel McElrea, Kayla and Isaac Martin and great-grandson Alexander Bushnell.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Ethelyn Grimm.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday September 30th at 1pm at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski, AK.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Sept. 12, 2017