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1954 Steven 2021

Steven Paul Greimann

November 1, 1954 — January 31, 2021

It was on November 1, 1954, in the town of Hampton, Iowa that Paul and Arvilla Snyder Greimann welcomed their first born child, a son they named Steven Paul, into their family.  Paul and Arvilla had him baptized on November 21, 1954 at Zion – St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sheffield, Iowa and followed with his confirmation on April 7, 1968 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls, Iowa, establishing a foundation of faith that he would carry with him for the rest of his life.

Over the years Steve became big brother to Ken, Mary, Dean and Alan; with the Greimann family’s ties remaining strong into adulthood.

Steve had a passion for learning and teaching so following his graduation from Hampton High School, he attended Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska.  Not only did he want to be a teacher but he felt it was important to teach in an atmosphere that provided Christian education in its curriculum.   It was while he was in college, and following an ice fight incident, that he met his future bride, Elaine Waiser, a fellow student who was also an education major.  Following graduation, Steve and Elaine were united in marriage on June 9, 1979, at her hometown church, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas and so began a life of many adventures for the newlyweds; the first of which was in Stover, Missouri.

Steve accepted the principal position at St. Paul Lutheran School in Stover and he and Elaine began their teaching careers side by side in rural Missouri.

After a few years they left small town life and moved to Kansas City, where he taught one year at Kansas City Lutheran before moving to Elaine’s home state of Texas and accepting a position with the Dallas Lutheran School in Dallas, Texas.  For the next 27 years Steve wore many hats at the school, from teaching to coach to athletic director to facilities manager and several things in between.  He was very proud of the five state Soccer Championships that came as he coached the school soccer team; however, his greatest accomplishment was in the relationships he built with his students and his players.

His last few years of teaching found him back in Missouri at the Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt and most recently with the Lutheran School Association in Cole Camp, officially retiring from teaching in 2018. Never to be one to sit still, it wasn’t long before he accepted a coaching position with the Morgan County R-I school district in Stover and at the time of his death was coaching the boys’ soccer team.

When Steve wasn’t on a ball court or field, you could find him on a lake, enjoying a quiet day of fishing or out in the woods where he could look for that elusive deer.  He was a family man and it was the arrival of his grandson that compelled him and Elaine to move back to central Missouri, where he could spend time being gramps.

His posts on January 28 and 22, 2021 sum up Steve’s approach to faith and life. On the 28 th , “Knocked on Heaven’s door this morning. God asked me, My child what can I for you and I said Father, please protect and bless the person reading this. God smiled and replied Request granted.” On the 22 nd , “Lord, please protect my family and friends in the days to come. Transform our challenges into lessons, fear into faith, despair into hope, and sadness into joy. Amen”

Shorty after midnight on Sunday, January 31, 2021 Steve received the gift of eternal life that was promised to him on that November day in 1954.

Those who remain to carry on his legacy include his wife of 41 years, Elaine Greimann of the home; his daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Kelly Oehrke of Florence and his grandson, Brandon Oehrke.  He is also survived by three siblings and their spouses, Ken and Beth Greimann of Columbia; Mary and Denny Symens of Hampton, Iowa and Alan and Nancy Greimann of Camdenton, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Rosa Maria Greimann.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3 at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover with a Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m. led by Pastor Gerald Kurka.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Cole Camp with Pastor Tyler Poppen officiating.  Burial will be in the Stover Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Holy Cross Music Fund or the Steve Greimann Memorial Tuition Fund at St. Paul Lutheran School in Stover.

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SERVICES Visitation

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover 204 W. 3rd St. Stover, Missouri 65078

Prayer Service

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:00 PM

Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home-Stover 204 W. 3rd St. Stover, Missouri 65078

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:00 AM

Holy Cross Lutheran Church 11357 Lake Creek Avenue Cole Camp, MO 65325

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