Richard Grimlie

December 26, 2018

obit grimlie IMG_0216Dec. 1, 1954 – Dec. 19, 2018

Rick Grimlie, age 64 of Toronto, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19 at his residence. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto. Burial will be at Bethany Lu­theran Cemetery, Astoria, South Dakota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Richard “Rick” John Grimlie was born Dec. 1, 1954 to Arthur and Ju­dith (Lokkeberg) Grim­lie in Hendricks. He was raised on a farm near Astoria, South Dakota, where he received his ed­ucation. Rick graduated from Astoria High School in 1973.
Rick was united in mar­riage to Linda Nelson on Dec. 6, 1975. Following their marriage, they lived in Brookings, South Da­kota, where he worked for the Brookings Lake Telephone Company. In 1978, the company merged with ITC, where he worked in Chester and Brookings before moving to Toronto, South Dakota in 1989. In 1998, Rick and Linda started their own company in Toronto, R&L Splicing, which is still in operation. During this time, Rick and Linda also owned and operated the Toronto Café in 1989, Rick’s Bar in 2009, To­ronto One Stop in 2011, and the car wash in 2017. Rick passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at this home near Toronto at the age of 64.
He was a member of Leganger Lutheran Church in Toronto. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, spending time with family and friends, watching the grandkids, and working.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Linda Grimlie; three daughters—Kristin (Jere­my) Hunter, Kelli (Corey) Franken and Kelsey (Dan) Knust; eight grand­children—Skylar, Matte, Shay, Payton, Caysen, Ol­ivia, Oakley and Merrick; sister Sandi (Ron) Nuese; two brothers, Larry (Lin­da) Grimlie and Laron (Marilyn) Grimlie; sister-in-law Diana Grimlie; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents Ar­thur and Judith Grimlie, brother David Grimlie, mother and father-in-law, and many promising Min­nesota Vikings seasons.