Darold Elvin Grimm


Passed away peacefully on December 10, 2022, at his home in New Brighton, MN. He was born in Big Stone County, MN on October 24, 1924 to Fred and Ella (Haase) Grimm. His mother later met and married Otto Hamann, with whom Darold farmed with near Ortonville, MN.

Darold married Christine Hormann on February 5th 1960. Children of this union were Dennis (Doris) Grimm of Marietta, GA, Belinda (Sonny) Pearson of Parkers Prairie, MN, Kevin (Becky) Grimm of Maynard, MN., Scott (Jennifer) Grimm, of Milton, FL., and Debra (James) Segraves of Sterling, VA. Twelve grandchildren, Stephanie, Jennifer, Katherine, Alisha, Jeff, Ryan, Darin, Kyle, Krystal, Robert, Steven, and Daniella; and many great-grandchildren.

After leaving the farm life behind, they moved to Alexandria, MN where he worked many years at Bellanca Aircraft. After that, he worked at 3M in town until his retirement. He was a life-long handyman, home re-modeler, and maker of anything his large assortment of wood-working tools enabled. He loved polka dancing and would visit many of the ballrooms in the area. Among his many loves was gardening. he was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Alexandria prior to moving down to New Brighton, and joined Christ the King Church.

He is survived by Bernice Daas, his partner for many years and her family. He is preceded in death by his parents, and son Dennis. Memorial service to be held at 1:30 p.m. with visitation at 1 pm Monday, Dec. 19th, 2022 at Christ the King Lutheran Church 1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. Service available via live stream on the church’s website at