James "Jim" Grimm
ELMWOOD - James W. "Jim" Grimm of Elmwood, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, after a hard and bravely fought battle with cancer.
Jim was born on February 26, 1949, in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, the son of Joseph and Margaret Joan Grimm of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Jim married Joyce (Moody) Grimm on May 25, 1974, in Elmwood, IL.
Jim is survived by Joyce and their 3 sons, Joseph Grimm of Champaign IL, Justin (Heather) Grimm of Urbana, IL, and Jarrod (Jordan) Grimm of Dunlap, IL; grandchildren, Quinn Penelope and Wilson James; his mother, Margaret Joan Grimm of Mineral Point, WI; siblings, Ann (Tim) Terrill of Mineral Point, WI, Sue Howdle of Mineral Point, WI, Mary Jo (James "Buck") Rolli of Mineral Point, WI, Larry (Tiwani) Grimm of Middlesboro, KY, Marcia (Kent) Roberts of Mineral Point, WI, and Gerry (Paige) Grimm of Mineral Point, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, baby brother and brother-in-law.
Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in mining engineering. After graduating, Jim started work at ASARCO (Midland Coal Company), where he met his wife, Joyce. Jim and 3 partners acquired the land and equipment from ASARCO to establish their own company, Midstate Coal Company. He later worked at McBride & Shoff until retirement.
Jim enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad with his wife, Joyce. Jim also enjoyed the outdoors and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Over a three-year period, he dedicated one week a year towards hiking a portion of the trail; this was a great accomplishment for Jim. He also loved ice fishing, entertaining and spending time with his family and friends. Jim immensely treasured time with his grandchildren, Quinnie and Wilson.
For Jim, caring and loving his family, being a loyal friend, having integrity and having a strong work ethic inspired him throughout his life.
Jim will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be Friday, July 23, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood, IL. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at St. Patrick's Church in Elmwood, IL, followed by a private family burial of ashes at Elmwood Township Cemetery. A funeral dinner will be held immediately after the burial of ashes at St. Patrick's Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois CancerCare and St. Patrick's Church. To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Peoria Journal Star from Jul. 19 to Jul. 21, 2021.