Fred Gene Grimes of Byron, Illinois, passed away at Swedish American Hospital on November 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the age of 83. He was born in Rockford, Illinois on November 22, 1937. He graduated from Hononegah High School in 1956 and went on to study theology at Pillsbury Bible College and Bob Jones University. He was a Christian who loved the old church hymns and studying the Word. He worked as a plumber/pipefitter and retired from Professional Plumbing Incorporated in 2006. He was an avid fisherman and looked forward to vacationing in Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada with his family.
He is survived by his sons, Joel Grimes (Brenda), Jim Grimes (Kelly), Byron Grimes (Dawn); daughter, AmyCarol Bedows (Scott); and grandchildren, Andre, Angelina, Tori, Sam, Kayla, Felicia, and Tristan. He was preceded in death by his wife Betsy Grimes.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory - Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park with a visitation from 10:00 am until time of service. There will be a private family burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Rock House Kids.
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