James Frederick Grunert, 79 of Billings, passed away Friday August 7, 2006 at Billings Clinic.
The son of Ray and Ruth Grunert, Jim was born May 9, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN.
He served as an Aviation Cadet in the Navy during WWII and received a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.. He taught mathematics at North Dakota State Agricultural College in Fargo, North Dakota and was an actuarial trainee at Northwestern National Life Insurance Company. Later he worked as a mortgage loan analyst and field representative for Northwestern. In 1956 he was hired to establish the real estate loan department for Midland Bank (USBank). In 1973 he moved to Security Federal Savings and Loan.
Jim married Lorraine Johnson in Minneapolis on June 17, 1949.
He was a member of Billings Home Builders Association, Billings Board of Realtors, Yellowstone County Club and Billings Petroleum Club. Jim liked watching golf and playing gin rummy at the Petroleum Club. He loved his dog Snooky and cat Charlie Brown and he and Lorraine enjoyed going to dinner and their trips back to Minnesota and to the Oregon Coast.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine and a brother Dick of Georgia.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 11am Wednesday at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
Memorials may be made to Christikon or St. John’s Lutheran Nursing Home.