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March 13, 1932 - February 27, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, beginning at 1:00 at Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church, 9316 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024. Private interment at Ft. Custer will be held at a later date.

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Age 85, passed away on February 27, 2018, at Park Village Pines where he lived with his wife. He was born in Kalamazoo on March 13, 1932, the son of the late Fay and Thelma (Trimm) Grimm. Gordy had a faithful heart and kind spirit. He served our country with honor in the Navy. He was a hard worker who took pride in his home and community. He worked for the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department for six years. He retired from WMU where he served as a police officer for thirty-one years. When not working Gordy could be found on the water with fishing pole in hand! He was an avid hunter and enjoyed being outdoors. Gordy was a proud member of Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church where his smile and faith will be missed. Gordy loved his family and was especially proud of his grandchildren. He leaves behind wonderful memories of a life well lived. He was united in marriage to his loving wife Janet who survives. He is also survived by a son, Douglas (Diane) Grimm; daughter, Pamela Grimm; two grandchildren, Sarah (Ken) Grove and Justin (Tracey) Grimm; great grandchildren, Keira and Lukas Grove; sister, Carol Pritchard; lifetime friend, Jack Welsh; nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in passing by four siblings, Bill, Jerry, June and Betty.