Gerald George Eitner
August 14, 1929 ~ September 8, 2022
The family of Gerald George Eitner is saddened to announce that our amazing husband father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, born August 14, 1929, left this earth peacefully at the Prescott AZ VA Hospital with family by his side, September 8, 2022 at the age of 93.
He joins his parents Albert G. and Carla Kreipl, twin brother Donald C. Eitner, and two sisters Dorothy E. Burgess and Ruth E. Juditz in a joyful reunion in the Heavenly beyond.
Gerald, “Jerry” graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah. He served honorably in the US Marine Corps from 1947 to 1951 during the World War II, and in the Korean War as a Mortar Unit Leader at the “Chosin Reservoir. The battle at Chosin Reservoir is considered by many historians to be the most brutal in the history of modern warfare.
As a young man of 25, Jerry joined Clover Club foods, where he worked for 45 years, rising through the company from route salesman to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He retired in 1994.
He enjoyed volunteering with the Special Olympics. He also valued his tenure as president of the Utah Advertising Council. He also served on the board of the Utah Travel Council for many years.
Upon his retirement from Clover Club, he and his wife Shirley moved to Prescott, AZ where they built a small ranch and enjoyed 28 years together.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Frahm Eitner; his three daughters, Jeri E. (Mike) Gale of North Ogden, Dawna E. (Norm-deceased) Smith of Stansbury Park, and Debbie E. Boyce of Daytona, FL; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his amazing uncle, nearly 103 years of age, Alma C. Kreipl of San Clemente, CA.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., where full military honors will be accorded. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.
Services will be recorded and available the night of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Jerry’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.