Leif N. Grimstad, 91, Baraboo, father of an Amherst Junction man, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo, following a stroke.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Verlyn Harr officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from noon Saturday until the services.
Memorials may be donated to Emanuel United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice in his name.
Redlin Funeral Home of Baraboo assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.redlinfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Grimstad was born March 15, 1921, in rural Westby, a son of the late Nordahl and Emma (Lovstad) Grimstad. He graduated from high school in Westby and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy from 1942 to 1946, serving aboard the Tupelo 303.
He was married to Helen Elizabeth Foreman on June 2, 1946, at Big Creek Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer, Mo. She preceded him in death.
He was employed at Badger Ordnance in the Ballistic, Acid Chemistry and Nitro Cotton labs. He spent the majority of his career as a manager and field representative with Cenex, retiring at the corporate headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.
He was a longtime member of Emanuel United Methodist Church, the Emanuel Fellowship Group and the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group. He belonged to the Sons of Norway, the Optimist Club, and Wisconsin Odd Fellows. He volunteered at church, for Meals on Wheels and Ski for Light, and rang bells for the Salvation Army.
Survivors include two daughters, Emma Louise (James) Hughes, Hartford, and Sandra (Keith) Schroerlucke, Fitchburg; one son, Stuart (Mary Reser), Amherst Junction; one brother, Stanley (Corinne), Madison; one sister, Alta Schoen, Hartland; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by four sister, Margie Volden, Borgne Appleman, Esther Larson and Ruth Pringle; and two brothers, Erling and Arvid.