PEORIA - Kurt Griminger, 89, of Peoria, Ill., passed away Monday, May 12, 2014.
He was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Vienna, Austria, to Sigmund and Frieda (Klein) Griminger. He married Charlotte Miller on June 26, 1953, in Washington, D.C.
Surviving are three children, Heidi (Scott) Blanke of Lacrosse, Wis., Lise (Hugh) Higgins of Peoria, Ill., and Joe Griminger (Amy Doberman) of Bethesda, Md. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Deah (Matt) Harambasic, Aaron Blanke, Hannah Blanke, Rachel (Tony) Kline, Seth Higgins, Emily Griminger, Jillian Griminger and Mollie Griminger; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Season of Peoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his two older brothers, Paul and Walter Griminger.
Kurt was a graduate of Bradley University, class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, earning the rank of second lieutenant, and was awarded both the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
After the Korean War, he and Charlotte settled in Peoria, where he worked for Sell-Rite Sales, Miracle Mart, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Standard Wine and Liquor and Sears Roebuck and Co. He also owned and operated a medical billing service, Prodata of Central Illinois.
He was a member of Agudas Achim synagogue and the Peoria Hebrew Cemetery Association.
Kurt was a loving son, brother, husband and father and was a loyal and generous friend to all who knew him.
A service was held Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Bogard officiated. Burial followed the service in Peoria in the Hebrew Cemetery in West Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peoria Hebrew Cemetery Association, 6839 Fox Point Drive, Peoria, IL 61614; the Jewish Federation of Peoria, 2000 Pioneer Parkway, Suite 10B, Peoria, IL 61614; or to a
Online condolences may be made at www.davison-fulton.com.