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Rudiger Ernst Grimm

December 12, 1939 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Rudiger Grimm Obituary

Rudiger E. Grimm passed away November 22, 2023.  He was born December 12, 1939, son of Wilhelm and Ursula Grimm, in Elbing, Ostpreussen, Germany.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Catherine L. Gibson Grimm. He is survived by Family and friends in Germany and the United States of America.

After three years of an Apprenticeship as a chef, he worked in renown Hotels and Spa’s in Germany and Sweden. Also, on cruise ships Holland America Line stationed in Hoboken, N.J, USA.  He worked later as an assistant to Master Chef H. Wegmann at the Hotel Fachscule, in Bad RhichenHall, Germany.  In 1967 he received his Master Trade Degree- Industry and Handellkamer, Munich, Germany.  In 1976 he became a USA citizen and proud owner of the bi-centennial passport. When not in school, Master Chef Grimm was also Ambassador and spokes person for Alto-Shaam, Inc. in the Middle East, Far East, Australia, New Zealand, worked trade shows in European Countries, U.S. Military and South Africa.

For 33 years Master Chef was teaching culinary arts at M.A.T.C, “Produce wholesome food under sanitary conditions”. It was very rewarding to see the result in the culinary skills of his students. Master Grimm was a lifetime member-Vocation Education Area, ACF Chefs of Milwaukee, the Honorable order of the Golden Toque and also a 32Degree Master Mason. Master Chef Grimm was always very grateful for the opportunities the Maahs family provided to him and his students.

We would like to thank Dr. Eric Roberts and his staff at St. Lukes for caring for Rudiger the last two years. Many thanks also, to the staff of T10 who became like family to him, and to T8 cardiac ICU for their excellent care.

The family would appreciate any memorials made to Interfaith Caregivers of Washington, Co. P.O. Box 1143 West Bend, WI 53095

Private services will be held.  The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford is serving the family.  

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