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Margaret Grimley

d. November 3, 2014

Margaret Ann Grimley, 84, of Austin, died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin. She was born in Austin on June 4, 1930 to Albert and Mary (Langan) Perl. She attended St. Augustine High School where she was a cheerleader and homecoming queen. She graduated in 1948. She worked at Austin State Bank right out of high school. Margaret married Gerald Grimley on June 10, 1950 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. To this union, four children were born. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She was known as the “neighborhood mom” because she always had kids over at their home. Margaret worked at Norwest Bank for a short period of time when the kids were older. Margaret was a charter member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church She was a member of a rosary club and a bridge club. She loved to watch football. She would watch Joe Montana and more recently, Tom Brady play almost every Sunday. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She will be truly missed. Margaret is survived by her husband Gerald of Austin; children, Gayle Knutson of Austin, Greg (Sherri) Grimley of Brownsdale, Mark (Deb) Grimley of Lake City, Michele (Jim) Headington of Mankato; grandchildren, Becca Grimley, Bryan (Brittany) Grimley, Lynn Headington, Matt Grimley, Elliot Grimley and Kelly Headington; great-grandchildren, Micah Peterson and Keira Grimley, along with many nieces and nephews. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Rosie and Rita. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Fr. Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 pm on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Mayer Funeral Home with a prayer service starting at 6:45 pm. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Online Condolences –

Service Information


Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Wednesday, November 5 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Thursday, November 6 2014
10:30 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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