Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Kim was born on January 23, 1954, in Oak Park, IL. He was the son of Katherine (Gross) and John P. Grace.
Kim attended and graduated from St. Gregory High School. After graduation, Kim enlisted and served on active duty in the army from 1972–75 and served in Germany during the Cold War, serving in a tank unit patrolling along the Czech border. Having served faithfully and honorably, Kim retired from the United States Army National Guard on January 23, 2014. Having served from 1978 through 1996. Kim worked for the city of Chicago Water and Sewer Department until his retirement. The day he retired, he fulfilled his dream to move to New Rockford, where he made many good friends and rekindled old friendships. Everyone knew Sarge!
Sarge loved the military, which turned his love of the military into a hobby. He enjoyed going to military shows all over to various states, as well as, making new friends along the way. Sarge loved to hunt and fish. He especially enjoyed his pheasant trips with his cousins. He loved watching westerns and war movies. No one matched his wits for western and military trivia.
Sarge could be described as this rough, tough man; but deep down, he was a soft–hearted teddy bear that would have given the shirt off his back to someone in need.
A special thanks to Ashby Living Center and all the staff where they took Sarge in and made him part of their family. A special thanks to all the staff who cared for Sarge at the Lutheran Home of Good Shepherd.
Sarge was a member of the American Legion, New Rockford Eagles Club, and Central ND Steam Threshers.
Kim is survived by: Greg, brother; sister–in–law Sanling Ran. Amy, niece; Erik, nephew; and many cousins.
Kim was preceded in death by: His parents.
Memorials may be given to the New Rockford Cemetery.
His Visitation will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 12:00PM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.
His Burial will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.
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