July 6, 1944 - June 13, 2015


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Elizabeth “Betty” M. Grimley, age 70, who passed away Saturday at her home surrounded by her family. Rev. Al Stangl will officiate and burial will be at 12:00 p.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Family and Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home in St. Cloud with prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Elizabeth “Betty” was born July 6, 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island to Raymond and Ida (Brum) Schunk. She married Harry Grimley on August 26, 1990 in Palmer Township. She held multiple management positions. Betty collected Betty Boop, and she always enjoyed dancing, playing games and cards, and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She was loving and caring, always positive and strong, and will be missed by all she knew and loved.

Survivors include her husband, Harry; children, Ray (Char) Croal of Harris, Lee (Jeni) Croal of Becker, Theresa (Mike) Kolbinger of Becker, John (Jamie) Croal of Fridley, Harry (Diona) Grimley of Monticello, Michael (Terri) Grimley of Orrock, and Laurie-Ann (Greg) Pederson of Ostego; sister, Eleanor Warchol of New Brighton; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Francis Croal; and grandson, Zachary Croal.

The family wishes to thank CentraCare Hospice, and a special thanks to her nurse, Molly.