Hugh "Shorty" Grimes

April 13, 1949 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 69)

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Hugh “Shorty” Grimes, 69, of Little Sioux, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Rose Vista Home in Woodbine, Iowa.

Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the Little Sioux Cemetery near Little Sioux, with Elder John Carritt officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.

Hugh Edward Grimes was born on April 13, 1949, to Hugh and Mary (Sales) Grimes. He attended school in Modale, Iowa, and at Little Sioux High School.

He married Lois Fetter, and together they had three sons: John, Hugh Jr. “Eddie,” and Tommy, who passed away in infancy. Hugh later had another son, Randy, with Tammie Crowder.

Hugh farmed and worked construction for most of his life, and then he owned and operated Grimes Tree Service.

Survivors include his children, John (Dawn) Grimes of Little Sioux, IA, Hugh “Eddie” E. Grimes Jr. of Missouri Valley, IA, and Randy (Melissa) Grimes of Logan, IA; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Riley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh Grimes; mother, Mary Grimes; and infant son, Tommy Grimes.

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Graveside Service
January 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Little Sioux Cemetery
West side of Larpenteur Memorial Road between 138th Trail & 150th Lane
Little Sioux, IA 51545

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