Charles A. Grismer,
Sr., 75, of Greenwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on
January 11, 2020.
He was born on
April 24, 1944, in East Chicago, Ind., son of the late Homer and Martha (Schoppel)
from Chesterton High School in 1963. He was an Eagle Scout and volunteered
with the Boy Scouts of America. Charles was a painting and construction
contractor for the majority of his working life. He was also a member of the
Sertoma Club in Greenwood, Ind. Charles was dedicated to his family and
sustained by his faith in the Lord. He enjoyed reading historical fiction,
watching Westerns, fishing, discussing politics, inventing gadgets, and
especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Karen Thompson on Aug. 5, 1967. They raised six children who attended church
weekly at Christ United Methodist in Greenwood, Ind., where he participated
in many activities, including the Methodist Menís Club, Sunday School, and
He is survived by
his six children, Jani (Jeff) Dahlin of Mason City, Iowa, Andy (Melinda)
Grismer of Frankfort, Nancy (Mike) Hecox of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Amy
(Mark) Wortinger of Greenwood, David (Candice) Grismer of Whiteland, and
Sarah Grismer of Indianapolis; twenty-two grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; brother, David (Patti) Grismer of Chesterton; and nephews
Mike (Anna) Grismer, of Valparaiso, and John Connard.
He was preceded in
death by his parents; his wife, Karen (Thompson) Grismer; and his niece
Visitation will be
held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., immediately
followed by a Memorial Service at 3:30 p.m. Both will be held at New Hope
Church, 5307 W Fairview Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142. Charles will be laid to
rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood, IN.
contributions may be made to the ministry of Living Free of Mason City, IA.,
124 W. State St., Mason City, IA., 50401.
Arrangements are in
the care of Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis.