Monday, May 25, 2020

Arnold Grisim, 89, Blooming Prairie

Arnold “Buzz” Marland Grisim, age 89, passed away Sept.12, 2019 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie.

Buzz was born in Hampton Township on July 6, 1930 to Arnold & Florence (Klien) Grisim. He grew up in Randolph while attending Randolph High School. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, Buzz started working for Continental Telephone Company in Cannon Falls and was transferred to Blooming Prairie, where he eventually met his wife, Margaret Maixner. They were united in marriage on Sept.11, 1954. Buzz worked at Blooming Prairie Public Utilities and returned to Continental Telephone Company. He retired from Contel in 1990. During retirement, Buzz drove a bus for Bluff Country School Bus Service of Lake City.

Buzz and Margaret spent many years living in Cannon Falls, Lake City, and most recently, Northfield. Buzz enjoyed fishing, coffee with friends, breakfast at The Quarterback Club, and most of all, helping people. He was a member of the Blooming Prairie Fire Department, Blooming Prairie Masonic Lodge, and American Legion Post #1982.

Buzz is survived by his loving wife, Margaret of Blooming Prairie; brother, Jon Grisim of Cannon Falls; brothers-in-law David (Donna) Maixner of Blooming Prairie, and Delbert Sommer of Owatonna; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents, sisters  Charlotte (Bill) DeYoung, Doris (Raymond) Davisson, and Arlene (Marvin ) Mills; and sisters-in-law Norma Jean(Bob) Rendall and Donna Mae Sommer.

A private memorial service was held at Prairie Manor Chapel. Interment was in the Cannon Falls Cemetery. Lundberg Funeral Home of Cannon Falls is assisting the family.

Memorials may be directed to St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice. Online condolences are welcome at


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