Rev. Walter R. Grist


Relationship to conference: Retired elder

Date of death: Sunday, December 13, 2015, at age 92

Arrangements: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 18, at North United Methodist Church, 4350 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412. A visitation will begin at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the service.

Appointment information: Rev. Grist was ordained as a deacon in 1951 and as an elder in 1953. He served churches in western Kansas. In Minnesota, he served the Billy Graham Association until his retirement in 1991.

Rev. Grist is survived by his wife, Janeva K. Grist; children, Kathleen (Benedict) Schwartz, Minda (Joel) Squadroni, and Randall Grist; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are preferred to All Kids Can Learn International (224 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078) and North United Methodist Church (4350 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55412).

An obituary will run in the Wednesday Star Tribune.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058