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Rev. Walter Ray Grimes

January 17, 1932 September 3, 2021
Rev. Walter Ray Grimes
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Obituary for Rev. Walter Ray Grimes

Vinton—Rev. Walter R. Grimes, 89, died peacefully Friday, September 3, 2021, at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Vinton with Rev. Richard Jumper officiating. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, September 10 at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
Walter Ray Grimes was born January 17, 1932 in Beaumont, TX, the son of Walter and Helen Kirby Grimes. Walt grew up in Dallas and graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. On June 9, 1974 Walt was united in marriage with Ruth Roberts in Ames, IA. Walt was a Disciples of Christ minister, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, flying airplanes, singing, gardening, bowling, working with stained glass and playing the clarinet.
Walt is survived by his wife Ruth of Vinton; daughters, L. Diane (Claes) Jonasson of Little Rock, AR, Debbie (David) Kendall of Bellevue, NE, Luanne (Lyle) Langstraat of Vinton; grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Weisser, Rachel Kendall, Brian (Megan) Langstraat, Douglas (Sabrina) Langstraat, Katrina Langstraat, and Stephanie Jonasson; great grandchildren, Lillian, Andrew and Amelia Weisser and Hendrik and Eliza Langstraat.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barb Grimes and granddaughter, Julia Langstraat.
Memorials will be directed to Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity and the First Christian Church in Vinton.
Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home is caring for Walt and his family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Sep

4:00 PM 9/10/2021 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/10/2021 6:00:00 PM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

11

Sep

10:30 AM 9/11/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
First Christian Church

1209 W 13th St.
Vinton, IA 52349

with Rev. Richard Jumper officiating.

First Christian Church
1209 W 13th St. Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1002 E 10th St
Vinton, IA 52349

1002 E 10th St Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
Memorials will be directed to the First Christian Church, Habitat for Humanity and Doctors Without Borders
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