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Richard William Grimm

June 20, 1951 — April 2, 2023



Richard W. Grimm, “Rick”, age 71, of Verona, died Sunday, April 2, 2023, peacefully at home with his family at his side after a 3+ year battle with pancreatic cancer. Rick was born June 20, 1951, to Bernard and Anna Grimm in Dodgeville, WI.

Rick served in the Army from 1970-1972.  After basic training he was stationed in Bamberg, Germany.

On April 14, 1973, Rick married Jill Clifton at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Montfort. Together they celebrated over 49 years of marriage. Rick started his career with Wick AgraBuilders, and in 1980 went on to establish Grimm Builders, Inc. 

Rick came from an avid wrestling family and was instrumental in building Verona’s youth wrestling program where he coached for many years. His passions were fishing, hunting, and spending time at Lake Wisconsin, his happy place.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Anna Grimm; Nancy Clifton(sister-in-law); and Marvin and Mary Jean Clifton (father and mother-in-law).

Rick is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Sadie (Chad) Dahlk; son, Seth (Andrea) Grimm; 4 grandchildren: Hanna and Madeline Dahlk, and Martin and Louis Grimm; brothers, Wayne (Janice) Grimm and Gary (Laurie) Grimm; sister, Diane (Tom) Esser; brother-in-law, Dave (Joyce) Clifton; sister-in-law, Lorrie (Peter) Briehl; and many nieces, nephews, and good friends. 

Friends and family are invited to gather and share memories on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Dahmens at Hawks Landing, 15 Hawks Landing Circle, Verona, WI.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Verona, WI, on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to and

The family expresses deepest appreciation for the loving care provided by the staff of UW Hospital, VA Hospital, and Agrace.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, April 13, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Christopher Catholic Parish

301 N Main St, Verona, WI 53593

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