Marty Grimes, 42, Father of two


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Marty Grimes, 42, formerly of Oak Park, died on Feb. 28, 2011. Born and raised in Oak Park, he graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1987 and worked at the Chicago Board of Trade for 25 years as a bond trader, the youngest member ever to obtain a seat.

An avid White Sox fan, fisherman, pianist and golfer, he was known for his great sense of humor and was loved by all who knew him.

Marty Grimes was the husband and best friend of Anne (nee Biesterfeldt); the proud dad of Quinn and Beau; the son of Mary and the late George Jr.; the son-in-law of Diana and the late Henry Biesterfeldt; the brother of Michael, Kevin (Lena), Bill (Pam), Tim (Bev), Dan, Maureen (Ed) Kartheiser, John (Lisa) and Kathy; the brother-in-law of Tracey Biesterfeldt and Rick Alexander; and the uncle, cousin, nephew and friend to many.

Visitation will be held this Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 1104 Waukegan Road, Glenview. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Mass. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established for his sons. Donations to the Quinn and Beau Grimes Memorial Fund, c/o Chase Bank, 990 River Drive, Glenview, IL 60025 are appreciated. Visit Marty's memorial at

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Patrick Wirth from Elk Grove  

Posted: December 16th, 2011 1:49 PM

I knew Marty back in the CBOT day and I almost didn't recognize his photo, because it's one of the only times I have ever seen him not smiling. He was in my mind, one of the nicest men I ever had the privlige to know in the Bond pit or anywhere and a true gentleman. I am greiving for his wife and children, because I know that they lost a terrific husband and father. My prayers will be with them this holiday season.

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