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Jason Andrew Simbeck

November 11, 1981 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old


Jason A. Simbeck, 41, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away
Thursday, September 7, 2023. He was born in Fairfax
County, Virginia, November 11, 1981, to parents Thomas
and Maureen (Miller) Simbeck. Jason chose to make
the United States Army a career in 2000. Specializing
as an M1 Abrams Tank Armor Crewman his service
spanned multiple locations across the continental
United States and Germany. He served his country with
unwavering dedication, culminating in two significant
combat tours in Iraq, where he played vital roles in
supporting both Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi
Freedom. His bravery in the face of adversity
exemplifies his unwavering patriotism.
Throughout his career, Jason was selected and served
on two broadening assignments. His first took him to
Toledo, OH. where he served as a U.S. Army Recruiter.
It was during this tenure that he not only achieved
remarkable success but also had the privilege of being
awarded the prestigious Gold Recruiter Badge with One
Star Sapphire. It was also in Toledo that he met his
beloved future wife Carrie. In another significant role,
Jason served as an Observer Controller (OC). His
mission as an OC was instrumental in enhancing the

readiness of military units. He meticulously observed
units during training exercises, controlled the training
environment, and provided invaluable feedback during
after-action reviews (AAR) in preparation for
forthcoming missions and deployments.
Jason’s selfless dedication to his country earned him a
distinguished array of awards and decorations,
including: Army Commendation Medal (ACOM) with 2
oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Award with 3 oak
leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good
Conduct Medal with 4 knots, National Defense Service
Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, NCO
Professional Development Ribbon (3 rd award), Army
Service Ribbon, Gold Recruiter Badge with One Star
Sapphire, and Overseas Service Ribbon (3 rd award). He
retired from the service in 2016, holding the rank of
Staff Sergeant.
After retirement Jason became Post Commander of
the Lambertville VFW Post 9656 where he was an
active member of the Post Honor Guard. He also served
as Senior Vice Commander and Captain of the Honor
Guard at VFW Post 2898, Toledo, OH.

Jason is survived by his father; loving wife of 14 years
Carrie L. (Niederkohr) Simbeck; son Jason “JJ”
brothers Louis (Nicole), Johnathen (Jessica), Timothy
(Rachel), and Nathan Simbeck. He was preceded in
death by his mother and grandmother Patricia (Tober)
Jason’s legacy embodies honor, sacrifice, and an
unwavering devotion to his country. His memory will be
forever etched in our hearts and minds, serving as a
profound reminder of the virtues of service and
patriotism. As we bid farewell to this remarkable
person, may he find eternal peace, and may his enduring
memory inspire us all to lead lives of purpose and
service, in honor of the legacy he leaves behind.
Family and friends may gather Sunday, September 24,
2023, at 1:00pm at VFW Post 2898, 3925 W. Alexis
RD, Toledo, OH. 43623.
Those wishing to offer memorials, in lieu of flowers,
are asked to consider tributes to the Wounded
Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort RD. Suite 300,
Jacksonville, FL. 32256, or Helping Hands: Monkey
Helpers, 541 Cambridge ST. Boston, MA. 02134.

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September 24, 2023

1:00 PM
VFW Post


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