Obituary: Phillip Arthur Grimpe

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Phillip Arthur Grimpe, 70, Noblesville, died Dec. 2 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1946 to the late Gilbert and Mable (Spear) Grimpe in Canton, Ohio
Phil was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam with the 82nd Artillery group and received a Purple Heart. He retired from Ford Motor Company on Jan. 1, 1999 after 34 years. Phil was an avid softball player, playing for Walter’s Cafe in Canton, Ohio, in the ’70s and ’80’s, the Indiana Legends, and many teams in Florida. He was inducted into the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame in 2008.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Phil is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia A. (Block) Grimpe, son Steven, wife Gretchen and daughter Sage; son Michael, wife Casey and daughters Kahla and Ashley, and daughter Julia Maienbrook, husband Michael and children Samantha, Hannah, Allison and Andrew.

Condolences: www.randallroberts.com


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