Mary Louise Grimm, 79, of Marion, passed away Nov. 1, 2017, at Emery Place Assisted Living & Memory Care in Robins. Her husband, Keith Grimm, preceded her in death in 2011. A celebration of Keith and Mary's lives will be on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Private family graveside services will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Surviving are her children: Michael Grimm and wife, Brenda, of Cedar Rapids; Brian Grimm and wife, Mi Sun, of Marion; and Julia Hawley and husband, Bradley, of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Brandon, Bryce, Broghan (Meagan), Brayden and Brett; her siblings, Robert Tischer and LaWanna Ottaway; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse, Keith Grimm; and siblings, Carol Robertson, Bill Tischer and JoAnne Kelly, and infant sister, Rosemary.
Mary Louise Grimm was born Oct. 17, 1938, in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Anna (Nelson) Tischer. Mary attended and graduated from Marion High School. She was united in marriage to Keith Grimm on Feb. 4, 1961, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Mary retired from Linn-Mar Community School District, where she worked as an administrative assistant for the superintendent for 30 years.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She loved to read, shop and travel, especially her trip to Europe. Mary's greatest enjoyment was time spent with family, especially her five beloved grandsons.
She was a loving wife, devoted mother, caring sister and beloved grandmother, who will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank all the residents and staff from Emery Place for their compassion and support as well as Hospice of Mercy nurses, staff and volunteers for the tender care given to Mary.
Memorial donations in Mary's honor may be made to the Alzheimer's Association: act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&32112.donation=form1& or Hospice of Mercy: www.mercycare.org/services/hospice/ways-to-give-to-hospice.
Please leave a message, tribute or memory to Mary's family on the website www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.