1921-2012

Vernus H. Grimsman, age 90, of Lake View and formerly of Halbur, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating.

Friends may call at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5 p.m. Friday. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Saturday when visitation will resume.

Organist for the service will be Lisa Mc Nelley, and soloist will be Laurie Schmidt accompanied by David Cook on piano.

Casket bearers will be Jason Grimsman, Mathew Grimsman, Alex Grimsman, Jeremy Grimsman, Adam Grimsman and Kyle Grimsman. Honorary casket bearers will be Carrie Menke, Todd Grimsman, Ashley Myers, Alaina South, Kelsie Grimsman, Madison Guidry and Gerald Guidry.

Burial will be at Arcadia Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Carroll, and online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born Sept. 27, 1921, at Carroll, he was a son of Harry and Augusta (Boldt) Grimsman. He grew up on his family’s farm northwest of Halbur, and he attended country school as a boy. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia by Pastor Tews.

Vernus was married to Marion Ossenkop on Oct. 19, 1947, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning by Pastor Ansorge.  The couple lived all their married life on the family farm where they raised their six children. Marion passed away on Oct. 31, 1989. Vernus married Betty Mason on Aug. 28, 1993, and the couple made their home at Lake View.

Vernus was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. He was a lifelong farmer, and farming was his passion. In his spare time he enjoyed dancing with the Polka Dots and going to dances in the area, being at the lake, gardening, traveling, bird feeding, and most of all being a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Surviving are his wife Betty Mason Grimsman of Lake View; a daughter Barbara Buchanan and her husband Mark of Boise, Idaho; five sons: Dale Grimsman and his wife Judy of Redondo Beach, Calif., Allan Grimsman of Halbur, Gary Grimsman and his wife Frankie of Cave Creek, Ariz., David Grimsman and Brooke Sloan of Columbia, S.C., and Scott Grimsman and his wife Renee of Carroll; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Betty’s children: Julie and Tom Mc Mahon, Mary and Ralph Goebel, Donald and Julia Mason, Laurie Schmidt, Jan and David Manzer, and Heidi Mason and their families; a sister Arleen Holverstott of Colorado; two brothers: Jack Grimsman and his wife Gloria of Carroll and Duane Grimsman of Orange Valley, Calif.; a sister-in-law Louise Stoffers of Carroll; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vernus was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marion.