Myrland Paul "Moon" Grimm
November 3, 1917 - September 24, 2017
Myrland Paul "Moon" Grimm, 99 of Hillsdale, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 24, 2017 at his home. He was born November 3, 1917 near Pioneer, Ohio to Ralph and Ethel (Day) Grimm. Moon married Ruthetta Torrey on June 17, 1939. She died May 21, 2008. They were married nearly 69 years.
Moon loved life. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories, attending auctions at the sale barn and having garage sales. He also liked to hunt, fish, read, and garden. He instilled in his grandchildren and others, an appreciation and respect for the out-of-doors, as he naturally shared his knowledge and experiences with them. He was an author, and many of his stories are recounted in his books. Moon deer hunted for more than 80 years. In Nov. 2016, he and grandson, Jeffrey, travelled to the cabin in Watersmeet, MI for their annual deer hunting adventure. He also took a trip to the U.P. with his granddaughter, Gail, in the spring of 2017. Moon worked as a foreman at Hillsdale Tool for many years. After retiring, he and Ruthetta spent time travelling, and wintering in Florida. He attended Frontier United Methodist Church, and was very fond of his friends at church. Above all, Moon was a family man, and spending time with his family brought him much happiness.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet (Robert) Stinson of Deerfield Beach, Florida; daughter-in-law, Fern (John Robinson) Grimm of Hillsdale; son-in-law, Stephen Abel of Muskegon; seven grandchildren, Gail Geerling de (Gordon) Inglis, Carrie (Craig) Hilbrandt, Greg (Mary) Chamberlain, Kelly (Jeff) Madigan, Matthew (Samantha) Abel, Jeffrey (Stacey) Grimm and Sarah (Nic Winsemius) Abel; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clydah Wagner and Onalee Eidenier, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Moon was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Teresa Abel; son, Douglas Grimm; sister, Marjorie Karnes and three brothers, Ralph Grimm, Jr., McLene Grimm and Doyle Grimm.
Funeral services for Myrland "Moon" Grimm will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Frontier United Methodist Church with Pastors Don Lee and Marty Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at Frontier Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 5-8 PM at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Frontier United Methodist Church or Hospice of Hillsdale County.