Gothenburg Native: Sandy L. Grim, age 66 (1946-2013)

Sandra  “Sandy” L. Grim, 66, of Kearney, Nebraska, died Friday, February 15th, 2013, at her home near Kearney.

Sandra  “Sandy” L. Grim was born April 17th, 1946, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Myron “Mike” H. and Hazel L. (Adkinson) Williams, which is where her family lived until age two when they moved to Arcadia, Nebraska, until the passing of her father in 1956. In the summer of that year her mother, sister Judy and she moved to Farnam, Nebraska, where they would be closer to relatives as they grew up.  Valedictorian of her 1964 graduating class at Farnam High School, Sandy chose to further her education at the Lincoln School of Commerce.  Upon completion, she was employed at the Nebraska Book Store for one year. Choosing to live in Kearney with good friends, she took a position with Philip G. Johnson accounting firm in 1966.  It was while in their employ she met her Danny, as they both tell “their story”, it was truly love at first meeting and they married on April 6th, 1968.  Their marriage was blessed with two children, a son Wade Lee and a daughter Wendy Danette.

The family moved back to Kearney in 1978 where she enjoyed being a housewife and mother until taking a volunteer position at Kearney Junior High (now Horizon Middle School) in the copy room that led to her being hired as secretary to the Principal for the past 28 years. A job she was extremely good at and held with pride, enjoying office staff, teachers, students and parents until December 2012, retiring to spend more time with her husband, family and friends, unfortunately due to ill health. Being diagnosed with cancer, retirement was not hers to enjoy. Sandy enjoyed a number of hobbies, favorites of which were reading, quilting and her outdoor flower garden, traveling in their motor home and a somewhat new love for her was with her arms wrapped around Danny touring Nebraska on their beautiful Gold Wing Trike. Opening her home to friends and family was one of her greatest joys, most especially her S & B buddies on Monday night.  

Survivors include: Husband-Danny of Kearney; son-Wade Grim and his wife Mindi of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter-Wendy Grim of Lincoln; grandson-Mario Grim of Kearney, two granddaughters-Haley and Molly Grim of Omaha and one sister-Judy King and her husband Larry of Kearney; three sisters in law-LouWana Mills and her husband Gordon of Adams, Judy Williams of Gothenburg and Iris Hoffling and her husband Greg of Sioux City; three brothers in law-Don Grim and is wife Pat of Central City, Brent Grim and his wife Mellody of St. Libory and Brad Grim and his wife Marcia of Grand Island; 24 nieces and nephews and because of her big heart and kind ways, leaves more friends than the average to mourn her passing.

Sandy was preceded in death by both her and her husband’s parents along with brother in law Jim Williams.
Memorial services will be Friday, March 1st, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Stan Murdock officiating.

Inurnment will be at a later date in the columbarium at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.  

There will be no visitation.

Memorials are planned to the Kearney Public School Foundation to establish a scholarship in Sandy’s name for a Horizon Middle School graduate.  

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Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services of Kearney are in charge of arrangements.


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