Alfred N. Grimes

September 22, 1920March 17, 2014

Alfred N. Grimes Lansing, Michigan; Formerly of Eaton Rapids, Michigan Alfred N. Grimes, of Lansing, Michigan and formerly of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, passed away March 17, 2014, at the age of 93. Alfred was born September 22, 1920, in Munith, Michigan to the late David and Lela (Sova) Grimes. He was a graduate of both Eaton Rapids High School and Michigan State University. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. Alfred retired as a teacher from Lansing School District. He was known as a dedicated worker, and served over 42 years at Camp Michael in Imlay City, Michigan. He was an avid outdoorsman. Alfred was also a man of faith and was an active member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He loved his family dearly and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Alfred was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannine, in 1998. Surviving to cherish his memory are his children: Katheryne S. (Mikel) Kempf, Philip A., Patricia L. (John) Himes, Deborah A. (Bruce) Tingley; grandchildren: Melissa (Scott) Ciloski, Amy (Albert) Hittle, Kelly Kehres, Josh (Bopha) Kempf, Matthew (Teresa) Tingley, Paul Himes, and Kristy (Wesley) Taylor; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Dolores) Grimes; and sister, Minnie Marilyn Klink. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 21, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Maple Grove Baptist Church 5907 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing, Michigan 48910. The family will receive friends for visitation two hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maple Grove Baptist Church c/o Camp Michael Scholarship Fund. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, March 21, 2014

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493rd BG Museum Debach

July 29, 2014

Sincerest condolences from all of the volunteers at the 493rd BG Museum, Debach, England.
Alfred served here with the Army Air Corps during World War II

Keith Corbett

March 21, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Grimes but are celebrating with you as he is in Heaven now with his dear Savior. He had such a testimony and faithfulness to the Lord. He always amazed us with all he did at Camp Michael and we loved him. He has left a legacy of service for the Lord! We were very sorry that we couldn't attend the funeral or visitation as we would have DEARLY loved to see all of you, his family. Keith and Renee Corbett and family

Jean Sova

March 20, 2014

Sorry to hear of Alfred's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. The Sova family has many fond memories of time shared years ago between the Sova and Grimes homes in Leoni and Dimondale. We are unable to attend the funeral, but will be with you in spirit. Irene Sova Lutz, Leone Sova (wife of the late Alfred Sova), Gary (Helen) Sova, and Jean (Dave Terry) Sova. sent by Jean Sova (

March 20, 2014

So sorry to hear about Alfred. Our thoughts are with you. We are unable to attend the funeral

Carl,Judy Gosset and Marie Pratt

March 19, 2014

Fond memories and good fellowship come to mind when remembering Al. A man that loved God, family, country, and his church. Truly a godly man that was a great example of what a Christian ought to be! God bless your family at this time! Ralph and Nancy Barton

March 19, 2014

Loving thoughts and prayers to your family as you go through this difficult time.

Kay (Berry) Wagner & daughter Twilight