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Gregory Lee Eimers

April 23, 1958 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 64)


Memorial service for Sergeant First Class (Retired) Gregory Lee Eimers, 64, of Elgin, Oklahoma will be held on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lawton, OK.

Mr. Eimers passed away on Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 in Lawton. Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Fairville Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cylinder, Iowa at a later date.

Greg was born on April 23, 1958 in Sioux City, Iowa to Harlan W. Eimers and Dolores F. Eimers, née Mansager. He grew up in Cylinder, Iowa and graduated from Emmettsburg High School. Greg married Glenda Zinnel in West Bend, Iowa on July 16, 1977. He served as an Elder at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, and riding his Harley.

SFC (Retired) Gregory Lee Eimers entered the U.S. Army on 13 April 1977. He is a Graduate of Basic Training and Cannon Crewmember Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After Training, he married Glenda, and they departed to Fort Hood, Texas, then to Giessen, Germany during the first four years of his career. He then separated from active duty, joining the National Guard in Algona, Iowa. He then reenlisted to active duty on 27 May 1982, graduating as a Sound and Flash Target Acquisition Specialist at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1986, after a mandatory reclass into Field Artillery Meteorology, he went on to serve tours at Fort Riley, Kansas, Two Tours in South Korea, Fort Carson, Colorado, South West Asia, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His Military Education consists of Head Start in 1979, Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember Course, PLDC and BNCOC in 1986, Drill Sergeant School and NBC Defense in 1988, Meteorological Data System and MDS Maintenance Courses in 1990, ANCOC in 1992, Instructor Training Course and Small Group Instructor Leader Training in 1995. He received an Associate Degree from Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Military Awards include Overseas Service Bar, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Army Achievement Medal (7th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars, Noncommissioned Oficers Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Grenade Bar, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification

Badge with Rifle Bar, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheel Bar, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge. SFC (Retired) Gregory Eimers served on active duty 21 years, 5 months, and 3 days with Honorable Service in the United States Army.

Mr. Eimers continued his Civilian Education by attending Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and graduating with a Bachelor Degree in 2004. He worked in Production at KSWO TV in Lawton until being hired as a Contractor on Fort Sill, OK in March 2007. He became a DOD Civilian on 1 October 2007, teaching the FA Meteorological Crewmember Course and the MET portion to the Captains Career Course. In 2012, FA Surveyor Course combined with the FA Meteorological Crewmember Course to become Military Occupational Specialty of 13T. He actively worked on Program of Instruction changes to effectively teach Advanced Initial Training Soldiers. He meticulously performed duties as Test Control Oficer, Key Control and signed for and maintained equipment worth over one million dollars. In October 2017, Mr. Eimers attended the Automated Fire Control Specialist Course. He was certified in all the POI classes and taught 13J AIT soldiers until retiring in 2021.

Mr. Eimers is survived by Glenda Mae Eimers, née Zinnel, his wife of 44 years, of the home; his mother Dolores Eimers, of Gold Canyon, Arizona; children, Eric and Nicholas Eimers-Mosier, of Medicine Park, Oklahoma, and Carolyn Eimers Pulley of Lawton, Oklahoma, his sisters, Bonnie Rahm (Ron), of Truman, Minnesota, and Gwendolyn Smith (Lon), of La Habra, California; and his grandchildren, Gavin Eimers, 16, and Zane Pulley, 11.

Mr. Eimers is preceded in death by his father, Harlan Eimers; his grandparents Matilda and William Eimers; and grandparents Faye and Melvin Mansager.

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Memorial Service
June 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Holy Cross Luthern Church
2105 NW 38th
Lawton, OK 73505

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