November 25, 1928 – April 17, 2023
Edward C. “Silver Fox” Grimler, age 94, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 17, 2023. Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Lillian L. Grimler, nee Lewandowski. Devoted father of Roxanne (David) Kaminski, Kathy Grimler Natzke, and Greg (Mary) Grimler. Loving grandfather of Kimberly (Matt) Fink, Jeffrey (Erin) Kaminski, Amanda (Wally) Vukadinovich, Mike (Gea) Natzke, Gregory (Magen) Grimler, and Allie Grimler. Cherished great-grandfather of Evelyn, Alayna, and Henry Kaminski, Xaiden Natzke, Nathan, Evan, and Koda Vukadinovich, Noah, Lillian and Helen Fink, Roland and Harper Grimler; step-great-grandfather of Dylan and Alexis Bales. Dear brother of the late Margaret (late Will) Gaskell, the late Robert (Dolly) Grimler, the late Vern (late Annette) Grimler, and John (late Carol) Grimler. Preceded in death by his parents Edward J. Grimler and Amanda Grimler, nee Daehn. Kind uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Edward was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in the Korean war. Edward was dedicated to his family, friends, church, and his country. His presence was a treasure and will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation to be held Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, followed by a prayer service at 12:15 p.m. A Funeral Mass will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 440 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edward’s name are appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.