Helen Grimes

Helen Grimes



Helen Margaret Grimes, 99, of Eldorado, Iowa died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at Green Lea Senior Living, Mabel, Minn.  

Helen was born July 15, 1919 to Fritz and Ella (Neumann) Lauer in Eldorado, Iowa.  

She was a lifetime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado. 

Helen attended Eldorado Country School Dover #2 until 1933, then graduated in 1937 from West Union High School. 

Helen married her high school sweetheart, Boyd Haldain Grimes, on April 20, 1938 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado. 

She enjoyed farming with her husband, her chickens, gardening, cooking and baking. 

After retiring from farming, they moved to a home in Eldorado where they resided until Haldain’s death in 2001. 

She then moved to Eastern Star Assisted Living in Decorah where she resided for 15 years.

Helen always had a smile for everyone.

Helen is survived by her children, Allen (Pat) Grimes of Holmen, Wis., and Cheryl (Ron) Flaa of Lanesboro, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Janice Grimes of Decorah, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Luella “Tudy” Meyer of Ft. Atkinson, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Haldain, on July 17, 2001; a son, Kenneth Grimes; a brother, Oliver Lauer; a sister, Iva Sampson; brothers-in-law George Meyer, Milferd Sampson, Elvin Grimes, Gary Grimes and Andy John Grimes.

Funeral Services were held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado with Rev. Ginny Olson as the Officiant.

Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Eldorado.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.


Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Comment Here