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Lin Grisham

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Lin Grisham
Lin L Grisham, 86, of Danville, Ill., passed away at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at The Forum at the Crossing in Indianapolis.

Lin was born on Sept. 16, 1925, the son of Lloyd and Aileen Leeper Grisham in Chaffee Mo..

He married Dona Rae Ford on Jan. 1, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded Lin in death on July 2, 2004.

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He is survived by three daughters, Cathy Grisham-Azuma, of Wilmette, Ill., Heather Winters and husband, Peter, of Zionsville, Ind., Holly Conroy and husband, John, of Western Springs, Ill., and four grandchildren, Hailey, Emily and John III Conroy and Lauren Azuma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and one sister, Alice J. Rahn.

Lin graduated from Kennett High School in 1943 then went on to get his engineering degree at the University of Minnesota. He was a long-time member of St. James United Methodist Church in Danville. He joined the Navy in May of 1943 earning his Lt. Jr. Grade and returned home in July of 1946. He was a member of the Danville Tennis Center and was a co-founder of Tridan Tool and Machine Inc. He loved tennis, golf, horse racing, and owning horses.

He was involved in a number of Danville causes, including the United Methodist Men, Meals on Wheels, Danville Tennis Center and Christian Home for Youth.

A celebration of Lin's life will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday Jan. 12, at St. James United Methodist Church in Danville with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating.

A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville.

Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.

Memorials can be made in Lin's name to the Danville Tennis Center or St. James United Methodist Church.

Please join Lin's family in sharing photos, videos, and memories of him on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.