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Dean Grimm

May 28, 1930 — April 26, 2014

Dean Grimm, resident of Parker, Colorado, passed away on April 26, 2014 after a brief bout with cancer.  He was 83 years old.  He was born in a rural area southeast of Conway Springs, Kansas on May 28, 1930.  His parents were Ralph and Maybelle (McIntyre).  Dean was one of seven children. Four of his brothers, Wayne of Conway Springs, Glenn of Conway Springs, Dale of Wellington and Clyde of Newton preceded him in death.

 He is survived by his wife of 58 years - Eunice (Mull), two children - Greg of Parker, Colorado and Deana Montgomery of Morgan Hill, California and five grandchildren.  He is also survived by two siblings – Lois Ward Hendrix of Wichita and Don Grimm of Goleta.

 He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.  Dean and Eunice were married in Danforth Chapel on the campus of the University of Kansas in 1955.  He graduated from KU in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. He received the Distinguished Engineering Service Award from KU in 2010 for a lifetime of achievements in engineering.  Dean spent his entire career in the aerospace industry, predominantly with NASA in Houston, Texas.  He joined NASA at a special time in history and played a significant role in the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs.

 Dean was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge No. 6 in Lawrence, Kansas.  He was also an active supporter of Boy Scouts and a member of the Order of The Arrow.

 Services will be held at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas on Saturday, May 3 at 2pm. 


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