Walter Brim

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Walter R. Brim Feb. 7, 1926 - May 11, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Walter Robert Brim ended his journey here on earth and was ushered into the presence of Jesus on May 11, 2014. He was 88 years old. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on February 7, 1926, to Walter Ervin and Laura Mable Brim. He was a vigorous red-haired boy. He graduated from New Albany High School and attended officers training at Indiana State Teachers College after enlisting in the United States Navy. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He met Patricia Jane Wiseman and they married on May 29, 1947. They have been married for 67 years. He began his career as a salesman for B.F. Goodrich. He soon advanced to manager in Peru, Indiana, and Peoria, Illinois. He then spent 35 years as a salesman and broker for Mutual of Omaha. He received many sales awards during these years and was a member of the company's elite salesman, "The Chairman's Counsel." Walt was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the outdoors and was inspired by the beauty of the earth. His boldness coupled with his red hair earned him the title of "Big Red" to his buddies. With his many friends and family his hunting and fishing adventures are legendary. Walt loved God and his church, serving as a trustee on the church board, the Sunday School Superintendant and a Bible Study teacher. He received the "Distinguished Service Award," the highest award for service bestowed by the Nazarene Church. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. His loyalty and support for his family was felt by his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Patricia, and his three children: Cynthia Jane Reddy, Robert Bruce Brim and John Wayne Brim and wife Rebecca. Walt and Pat have 9 grandchildren: Michael Reddy Jr. and wife Tricia, Mark Reddy and wife, Tracey, Michelle Smith and husband, J.D., Carlene Klinksick and husband, Clint, Bobbi Jo Miller and husband, Steve, Susie Brim, Crystal Brim and husband, Joseph, Laura Taningco and husband, Lee, and Ryan Brim (deceased). The couple has 15 great-grandchildren: Michael Reddy III, Mary Reddy, Madison Reddy, Tatum Reddy, Morgan Reddy, Teegan Reddy, Makenna Smith, Josiah Smith, Daewynn Smith, Jordan Schwartz, Jacqueline Schwartz, Austin Schwartz, Jeyda Brim, Ryan Taningco and Luciana Taningco. We will miss him and the attitude of gratitude he displayed with his life. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at New Beginnings Community Fellowship Church, 19688 Kern Road, South Bend, IN. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. Military honors and graveside services will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, IN. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, South Bend, is assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Walter R. Brim may be offered to New Beginnings Community Fellowship Church, 19688 Kern Road, South Bend, IN 46614. Online condolences may be sent to

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Palmer Funeral Homes - Guisinger Chapel
3718 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 291-5880
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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 13, 2014
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