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Obituary for Dolores Corrine Grimmer

December 10, 1937 – July 10, 2023

Dolores Corrine Grimmer (nee Krause), 85, of Racine passed away on July 10, 2023. She was born on Dec. 10, 1937, in Detroit Mich., to Zoe Ellen and Alphonse Krause. Dolores grew up on Minneapolis Avenue in Detroit. She attended St. Clare of Montefalco Grade School, St. Paul High School, and continued on to the University of Detroit. Dee worked as an administrative secretary in labor relations for the Chrysler Corporation, where she made many of her lifelong friends. She married her beloved husband, John James Grimmer, on July 8, 1967.

Dolores Corrine Grimmer
Dolores Corrine Grimmer

Dolores moved to Racine with her family in 1973. She worked for over 25 years doing administrative work for Dr. Robert Becker, DDS. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sang in the choir for many years. Dolores and John were avid golfers, and they loved it so much that they found their dream home across the street from Meadowbrook Country Club.

She had many friends through the club, and also through playing in multiple bridge groups. One of her favorite things to do was cook fabulous meals and host dinner parties. She had so many great recipes to share. Dolores also became an accomplished seamstress and made many dresses for her daughters and herself for all types of occasions.

Dee loved spending many winter months in Naples, Florida with her brother and her dear friends, Merinda and Joe Kaczmarek. But above all this, she cherished her time with her children and doted on her granddaughters.

Dolores leaves behind her children, Christina (Alex) Holderness, Carolyn (Steven) Chybowski, and Matthew (Emily) Grimmer; and her granddaughters, Regan and Katherine Grimmer. She also leaves behind her cherished siblings and in-laws, Joan and Robert Louwers and Gerald and Hope Krause; her nephews, nieces, and treasured friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John.


A Memorial Mass celebrating Dee’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave. Private interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Mich. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for visitation on Friday, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church. Memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society have been suggested by the family.

Dolores Corrine Grimmer
Dolores Corrine Grimmer – Life Panel® courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home

Obituary and photo courtesy of Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.

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