Gail Ray Eivins, 50 of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully following a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Hills Community Church by Pastor Kent Landhuis. Friends may visit with family from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Teahen Funeral Home.
Gail is survived by his loving wife Shari; two devoted sons Ryan and Jared; sister Barb (Randy) Lee of Winterset; father and mother in law Dale and Carolyn Dillenburg of Creston; one brother-in-law and family; one sister-in-law and family; and 7 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bob.
Gail was born November 22, 1962 in Troy, Missouri the son of Harold and Jean (Peckham) Eivins.
He married Shari Dillenburg on May 25, 1985 in Creston.
Gail graduated in 1981 from Orient-Macksburg High School and then attended Iowa State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
He worked as an electrical engineer at Rockwell Collins for 19 years.
He was an amazing husband and dad. He was an outstanding coach for his sons’ sports teams since they were young, including football, soccer, and basketball, but was most passionate about coaching baseball. He was very supportive of his sons’ activities and their education. He served as an AWANA leader at the Cedar Hills E-Free Church. As a coach with the Metro Youth Football Association, USSSA baseball teams, and multiple YMCA sports, he was adored by the players that he coached and their families. He greatly supported and was actively involved in the Jefferson J-Hawk athletic program. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Memorials may be directed towards the family, to be donated towards the Jefferson High School Athletic Department and the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.