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Arthur Grimes service Sunday

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Arthur Matthew Grimes, age 81, of Chesterton, Ind., formerly of Oak Park, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso, Ind.

He was born October 16, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to Arthur J. and Martha (Fleischman) Grimes.

On May 18, 1957, he married Tollie Jacklin, who survives along with their children Arthur Paul (Polly) Grimes of Oak Park, Ill., Mary Karen (Kenneth) Gehrling of Chicago, Ill., Phillip Michael (Cynthia) Grimes of Villa Park, Ill., Mary Katherine (Patrick) Culkeen of Livonia, Mich., Stuart William (Colleen) Grimes of Chesterton, Ind., sister, June Franks of Kenosha, Wis.; and grandchildren Meghan, Benjamin (Katie), William, Melissa (Zack), Michael, Brian, Burke, Brigit, Anya, Erin, Molly, Hannah and Liam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Elizabeth Burgess and brother, Ralph Grimes.

Arthur served 12 years with the U.S. Naval Reserves in Glenview, Ill., and had been a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Chicago. He began his career as Maintenance Supervisor with G.J. Aigner Printing, then became a Regional Lubrication Engineer with Mobil Oil before beginning his own business, Universal Four, from 1975-2000. In 1980 he founded Lubrico, a supplier of proprietary industrial lubricants which continues to be family owned.

Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory, a Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, Ind.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials be made to the VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401 Valley Dr., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.


Posted 5/2/2014