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Benjamin F. Grimm

December 19, 1928 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 90)
Benjamin F. Grimm age 90 passed away on September 20, 2019 at the Montana Veterans Home. Ben was born in Kila Montana December 19, 1928 to Albert and Lizzy Grimm. Ben was one of three boys. Ben Grew up in West Glacier, Montana and attended school there through 8th grade.
Ben was drafted into the Army in 1951 and served until 1953 in Panama and Newfoundland. He served in the Army reserves and joined the Montana National Guard retiring as a SSGT at age 60. Ben was also a life member of the VFW post 2292 in Kalispell.
Ben’s words of wisdom were: “Work Hard, Do It Right.” Throughout his life he worked many jobs including construction, farm work, and worked on constructing the Hungry Horse Dam. Ben worked at Korn Buick in Kalispell for 20 plus years before his retirement in the early 90’s.
Ben’s last 25 years were spent at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls where everyone there became his family. He will be fondly remembered by his smile, his love of funny hats and costumes. Ben always talked about how he enjoyed going on the bus to different parades and events in town. He loved playing Bingo and winning prizes.
He was proceeded in death by a brother Herbert Grimm, his mother Lizzy and father Albert Grimm. Ben is survived by his brother Robert Grimm and sister in Law Betty Grimm of Cutbank, 5 nieces, a nephew, and several cousins.
The family of Ben Grim is forever grateful for the love and compassion shown to Ben for the last 25 years he lived at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. Memorial are suggested to the Montana Veterans Home in memory of Ben. Urn burial will be at Glacier Memorial Gardens.
Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is caring for Ben’s family.
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