Arnold Henry John Grieme was born December 26, 1922 to Adolf and Frieda (Holtz) Grieme in rural Alta, Buena Vista County. He graduated from St. John Lutheran Parochial School at the end of eighth grade.
He married LaVonne Francis Fick on November 18, 1945 in rural Alta. They farmed a quarter mile north at Hanover Corner until retiring in 1988. In 2008, he moved to Creekside Apartments of Sioux Falls, S.D. He was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church of rural Alta.
Arnold enjoyed listening to polka and Big Band music. He attended the annual Hanover festival each year. He loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially at holidays. He enjoyed playing and winning at card games as well as flying. Arnold was rarely seen without a smile on his face.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVonne; a brother, Lester Grieme; and a sister, Arlene Swink.
Arnold is survived by his daughter, Linda J. Nelson of Omaha, Neb.; his sons, Bruce Arnold (Linda) Grieme of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brian David (Penny) Grieme of Avondale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Cari (Eric) Kolkmeier, Cristopher Nelson, Jennifer (Chris) Payne, Jonathan (Jane) Grieme, Jeffrey (Erin) Grieme, Jerod (Courtney) Grieme, David Grieme and Katie Grieme Taylor; seven great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Nelson, Jackson, Mayrn and Faith Payne, Rylee and Harper Grieme and Peyton Grieme; two great-great-grandchildren, Layla and Andyn; sisters-in-law, Della Grieme and Dorothy Fick; brother-in-law, Roy Bergquist; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
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