TIPP CITY - Edward C. Grim, 78, longtime resident of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away Feb. 19, 2013.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and was the son of Nelson and Lois Grim.
He graduated from Tippecanoe High School and served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Upon returning home from the Army he worked briefly as a truck driver for White Villa Food Service. He then entered into the flooring trades, working for Don Mendenhall Flooring of Dayton. He then became an independent contractor and started his own business known as Grim's Flooring. Ed left behind a large extended family, many close friends and numerous acquaintances who will miss him greatly.
He was the beloved husband of Gail (Groff) Grim. His siblings include Joann Heckman of Tipp City, Diane Bartell of Wausau, Wisc., and Sam Grim (Pat) of West Milton; two brothers-in-laws, Don Groff (Ruth) of Ithica, N.Y., and Jim Groff (Judy) of Wichita, Kansas. His children and stepchildren include Jennifer Grim Peters, Thom Grim (Nina), David Grim (Kelly), Reed Sevitts (Donna), Kim Sevitts (Diana), David Barger, Debbie Safriet (Jim) and Scott Barger.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Sevitts Grim. He has 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed his work, the outdoors, fishing, sports, travel, the annual trip with his army buddies, friends, and most of all his family.
Ed was a direct descendant of the originial founders of Tippecanoe Village and very proud of the fact that he was a lifelong Tipp Citian.
A private burial service will be held this spring followed by a celebration of Ed's life.
Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Hospice P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or Miami County Recovery Center, Troy, OH 45373, in Ed's name.
Services have been entrusted to the Blessing Funeral Home, Tipp City.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.blessingfh.com.