Lavern C. Grime, age 90, of Delta, passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at Heartland of Wauseon, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 17, 1924 in Archbold, to the late Cyril and Viola (Dominic) Grime. On September 9, 1946, he was united in marriage to Jeanette L. (Falor) Grime, who survives.
Lavern worked in construction as a plasterer, drywall finisher for most of his career and owned his own plastering and drywalling business. He served in the Unites States Air Force during World War II from 1943-1945; where he was a turret gunner on a B-29, serving many missions in the Pacific. He was a longtime member of the Delta American Legion Post #373, St. Caspar Catholic Church in Wauseon and the Plasters and Cement Masons Union. Lavern was a past Delta Councilman. He had several hobbies, but woodworking and gardening were ones that Lavern enjoyed greatly in his spare time.
In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by his children, Judith (Kevin) Kutzli, Paul (Brenda) Grime and Kenneth (Denise) Grime; brothers, Charles (Peggy) Grime, Edward (Peggy) Grime; sister, Shirley Fowler; grandchildren, Lewis Miller, Melissa Bowers, Paula Spencer, Annie Hernandez, Alice Rychener, Christopher Grime, Jason Grime, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Lavern is preceded in death by his brother, Dale Grime.
Those wishing a show of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to St. Caspar Catholic church or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit St., P.O Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699-0086 in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com.