Funeral Services celebrating the life of Larry Allen Grimsley, age 54 of St. Joseph will be 5 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Life Assembly of God Church of St. Cloud. Larry died peacefully in his sleep at his home early Sunday morning surrounded by his family after a long and hard fought battle with ALS. There will be a visitation from 4-8 PM Friday, May 18th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again from 4:30PM until the time of the service Saturday afternoon at the church. There will be a prayer service Friday evening at the funeral home starting at 6PM. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud.Larry was born on July 10, 1957 to Gerald and Janet (Kasper) Grimsley in St. Cloud. He married Julie Nielsen on May 26th, 1979 in Wisconsin. He lived his life in the St. Cloud area. He worked as a welder, glazier, and metal fabricator for East Side Glass for twenty years and ten years for Heartland Glass. Larry was a very active member of his church, working with various ministries at Life Assembly of God Church of St. Cloud. Larry enjoyed his summers serving guests and making friends at Hunky Dory Resort.Larry is survived by his loving wife Julie Grimsley, St. Joseph; his children Angela Grimsley, Circle Pines, MN; Andrew (Samantha) Grimsley, St. Michael; Amanda Grimsley, Circle Pines, MN; his mother Janet Grimsley, St. Cloud; his two grand-daughters Sydney and Allegra Grimsley; and his siblings Gloria (Skip) Dukowitz, Illinois; Jean (Ed) Graham, Detroit Lakes; Rita, Brainerd; Sharon Tholl, Sauk Rapids; Dale Grimsley, Detroit Lakes; Kenny (Judy) Grimsley, St. Cloud; and Doug (Lynda) Grimsley, Fridley.He is preceded in death by his father Gerald Grimsley who passed away in 1988 and his brother Jerry Grimsley in 2011.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4-8 PM Friday, May 18th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again from 4:30PM until the time of the service Saturday afternoon at the church. There will be a prayer service Friday evening at the funeral home starting at 6PM.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St Cloud MN
Julie and family,
Our prayers and love go out to you at this time. We know he is jumping and singing and praising God now in his new body. Not quite sure when what we are doing just yet, but we will see you soon!
Julie and sweet family, Paul and I are so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. What a sweet man. My Mom was so happy to be your neighbor. She loves her new apt. but misses you. I went on the Hunky Dory friends site and saw they had the link to here. I’m sorry we cannot be there this weekend. Please let us know if we can help you with anything. We are praying so much for all of you and are so excited for Larry to have met our Savior Jesus as he has wanted to. He said Jesus would heal him and now He has. Take Care and God Bless each of You. Hold onto Jesus’ Promise for each of us. Love you, Paul and Eileen in Wisconsin (one of Cecilia’s daughters)
I am going to miss you Larry, but I know you are now at peace. Your time with us on earth was very special. We are all here for your family as you already knew.
Heartbreaking news! Larry gave so much to everybody and Hunky Dory was no exception. Julie, that you and Larry drove down to St. Paul in winter storm conditions to be with Frank Madden’s family at his memorial wake, that was so loving and giving. I still remember visiting with you two. I am sorry I cannot be with you tomorrow, but I will be in contact soon. Love and prayers, Marcheta
Julie, After running in to you today I went home and told the rest of the family the news of Larry. We are all so sorry for your loss. I remember having family night with your family. Larry thought of it. He would have us all out there playing ball or playing some kind of game with the kids. He was a great family man.Thanks for all the fun times Larry God Bless you Julie and family, Barb, Joe, Clarissa, and Joe
I did not know Larry but I know Amanda. I am sorry for the loss that you all feel.