James R. Grinn

January 28, 1924 - December 04, 2007

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Obituary

James R. Grinn, 83, of Kendallville died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, in Kendallville Manor HealthCare Center.

Jim served with the US Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946. He then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1950 from Evansville University.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed University of Evansville basketball and boating on the Ohio River. He was a member of the Evansville Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Hadi Temple where he participated in the Drum and Bugle Corp. He was an active member of Old North United Methodist Church in Evansville until moving to Kendallville in 1994, at which time he and his wife, Betty, became members of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville.

He was born January 28, 1924, in Hobart, Indiana to Charles “Fritz” & Mary (Kilroy) Grinn. In 1948, he married Betty Jane Pemberton.

Surviving are his wife, Betty J. Grinn of Kendallville; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike & Teena Grinn of Plano, Illinois; one daughter and son-in-law, Mindy & Keith Hoffar of Wolcottville; and three grandchildren, Katrina Grinn, Clinton Hoffar, and Lauren Hoffar.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 7, 2007, at 5 pm at Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville with Rev. G. Scott Pattison officiating.

A gathering of friends will be held from 3 to 5 pm at the church. Preferred memorials are to the University of Evansville Alumni Scholarship, 1800 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, Indiana, 47701, or Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville.

Arrangements are by Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, Indiana.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Cindy Goodaker
December 13th, 2007 1:20pm
Royal Oak, MI

Mindy, Betty and Mike: I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have many happy memories of all of you, and my thoughts and prayers are very much with you. Peace be with you.

Cindy Goodaker
December 12th, 2007 2:20am
Royal Oak, MI

Mindy, Betty and Mike: I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have many happy memories of all of you, and my thoughts and prayers are very much with you. Peace be with you.

Sue Sherer
December 10th, 2007 4:08am
Kendallville

MessageYou have my sincere sympathy on the passing of Jim. I will miss his kind spirit as he visited the office. Peace be with you, Sue Sherer

Bill Johnson
December 7th, 2007 5:45am
Evansville,IN

Dear Betty, Deepest Sympathy on Jim passing. Time passes and is gone but friends and memories will last forever. God be with you and your family in the coming days. Bill

Susan Kloke Stoltz
December 6th, 2007 5:51pm
Evansville, IN

Betty, Mike, and Mindy: So sorry to hear about Jim. I am sure he will be missed dearly. Thinking of the wonderful memories should surely put a smile on your face. I'll be thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Take care Susan