Anthony “Tony” Grimm

A Celebration of Life for 60-year old Anthony (Tony) Grimm of Minatare, Nebraska will be Friday, September 4, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Tony had a great love of pets, so per family wishes a memorial has been established for “Skippers Cupboard,” 2150 Pacific Boulevard, Gering, Nebraska. Memorials may be left at Valley Bank and Trust in Gering.

Anthony William “Tony” Grimm was born November 8, 1959, to Bill and Clara Grimm, and went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2020 at the Great Plains Hospital in North Platte, Nebraska.

Tony lived in the Harrison, Nebraska, area for most of his younger years and attended the Harrison Grade School Dist. # 7, School Dist. #5 in Sioux County, and Rushville Grade School before graduating from Sioux County High School in 1977. He was very proud that he skipped the 5th grade as he told the teacher he was in 6th grade during a school transfer. 

After high school, Tony managed the Village Barn and Sage Motel in Harrison for a short time. On September 20, 1980, he married Lynn Dohring and they later moved to Salina, Kansas, where he worked at a cabinet company learning the trade of woodworking.

In October 1984, they purchased a home in the country near Minatare, Nebraska. He and Lynn divorced in 1989 but Tony continued to call Minatare home until his death.

Tony held several jobs during his life. He was employed by PureGro in Bayard, Nebraska, for several years, by Valentine Trucking, and by Simon Contractors for 20 years and worked his way up to plant manager.

 At the time of his death he was working for Power Plant Maintenance (PPM) as a Millwright, traveling to Florida and the Carolinas as well as in Nebraska to Lincoln and Sutherland. He worked with his nephew Willie and great friend Scotty Johnson for 13 years.

He had a great love for pets especially his dog, Buddie. Tony enjoyed spending time with good friends, family, gardening, fishing, and woodworking. He found happiness spending time in the Harrison area with some of his best friends and working with Duane on the family ranch.

Tony never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Many of his best friends he considered family. His friend Kathy Kuxhausen, and many members of her family were very special to him. He had a great love for kids and enjoyed them spending time with him at his place. We will all miss his smile, laughter, handshakes, and hugs.

He is survived by siblings Duane (Pattie) Grimm and Donna (Chuck) Holmgren all of Harrison, and Dale Wilson of Sun City, Arizona. Nephews Willie Grimm, Sam Holmgren, Jess Holmgren, Gregg Wilson. Nieces Sara (Holmgren) Paxton, Kristi (Holmgren) Norman, Julie (Wilson) Stanek, Becky (Grimm) White, and Tracy (Larson) Bender; 20 great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Tony was proceeded in death by his parents Bill and Clara Grimm, and great nephew Jack Norman.