Edward B Grimm
Born August 19th, 1931, Edward Bernard Grimm was called home March 3rd, 2022 at 8:19pm. Edward was 90 years old. He joins his parents Ralph Phillip Grimm and Frances Sykora, his first wife, Sue Ann Paape, second wife, Roberta Marie Opie, and other precious family and friends to eternal life. Edward is survived by his two brothers, Richard (Juanita) and Ronald (Carolyn). He is also survived by his children: son, Steve Grimm (Debra), daughter, Elizabeth Halloran, stepsons Peter Opie (Jill), Richard Opie (Charlene), Robert Opie (Linda), Paul Opie (Kim), Tom Opie (Theresa ). He is further survived by his grandchildren: Jenny (James West), Stephanie (Oliver Karp), Brandon Grimm (Erin), Anthony Halloran, and step-grandchildren Rachel (Jonathan Fischer), Matt Opie (Katie), Madoline Opie, Abraham Opie , Meredith Opie, Crystal Grulke, Brad Opie, Alysa (Dan Fuller), Sarah Opie, Kelly Opie, Maria Opie, Charlie Opie, Ella Opie, great grandchildren Jase, Candence, Morgan, Abagail, Grant, Kian, Zain, Brinley, Noah , Olivia, Jackson, Lincoln, Kenadee, Sydnee, Jackson and Lucas and many nieces and nephews.
Edward worked for Crown sheet metal company before joining the United States Marine Corp. While in the Marines, he worked as a Radio Mechanic II. Edward earned the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 stars, and the United Nations Service Medal. Once honorably discharged in 1954, Edward returned back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, married and had two children. He then moved to Titusville, FL and worked with NASA. At NASA, he worked as a Guidance Control Engineer for many of the Apollo Projects. From there, he and his family moved to Seattle, WA and worked with Boehing. Moving back to Pewaukee, WI, he worked with and retired from General Motors, AC Delco, then worked with and finally retired from Master Lock. He started Brahman Industry, an umbrella corporation for Burrow Ind, Custom Satellite and Custom Pools. Ed was responsible for converting analog radio to digital. Located in Pewaukee, WI. Edward and Sue were members of the Water Bug Ski club participating in many shows around Milwaukee and Lake County. The Club also taught boys from the Ethan Allen School for Boys in Delafield to ski. Edward was a member of a gun club in Lannon, WI and enjoyed photography, camping, boating, fishing with his grandsons, brewing (wine and beer), cooking his fresh fish fries & dumplings and eggs, grilling and creating his infamous “Edwardian Salad “, deer hunting, and hunting prairie chickens with his English setter, hiking, skin-diving and scuba-diving. Edward and his second wife, Roberta (Bert) hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Edward designed and built his second home in Elberton, GA off the Broad River. He was a loving husband to both of his exceptional wives, Sue Ann Paape and Roberta Opie. Edward, always the entrepreneur, in the early 1970’s created the Wheel-About and reflective parts for bicycles. He was also responsible for the change in WI State law prohibiting bikes from pulling anything behind them. Purchasing house plans from Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 60’s, Edward, with the occasional help of brothers, built his first home and eventually his swimming pool at W245 N4735 Swan Road, Pewaukee, WI. He enjoyed the project so much, he started a swimming pool installation business, Custom Pools. The company installed around 300 pools in the nearby counties. Among his many talents, Edward was quiet and possessed a unique ability to connect with all animals. He was always a gentle man who disliked conflict, and respected the souls of all living creatures. Edward was a spiritual man and attended catholic service at Queen of Apostles in Pewaukee, WI and St Mary’s Catholic Church in Elberton, GA.
Edward lived life fully every day, and even into his 90th year was still kayaking and camping with his family.
His life was filled with much love, laughter, family and friends. With God he lives and his love lives on in our hearts.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 1 PM – 3 PM at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha, with a Funeral Service to follow at 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution
may be made to Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/donate or
The Humane Animal Welfare Society https://hawspets.org
Elizabeth Halloran and her family would like to thank everyone for all the support, thoughts,
prayers, cards, telephone calls, and encouragement through this difficult time. God Bless all always.
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Published by Church & Chapel Funeral Home – Waukesha / Pewaukee on Mar. 11, 2022.