David I. Folkman Jr.
-- 1929 ~ 2010 --

David Izatt Folkman, Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home in American Fork, Utah, on August 29, 2010. He was born March 9, 1929 in Elyria, Ohio, to David Izatt and Ruby Smith Folkman.

He was raised in Logan and Ogden, Utah. He married Donna Sexsmith of Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 1, 1957. Marriage solemnized in the LDS St. George Temple in 1958.

David was a fighter pilot in the Air Force and served in Vietnam, and also taught at the USAF Academy after earning his PhD in History. He was a land developer/entrepreneur and an avid skier. He was an active member of the LDS church, holding many leadership positions and particularly loved serving for many years at the Mount Timpanogos Temple with his wife.

His family and friends loved his animated storytelling about his youth and Air Force flying adventures. He was a wonderful example of Christ-like service and will be remembered for his patience and kindness.
Survived by wife, Donna; children, Jodie Evans, Jamie (Michael) Hanselman, Rand (Karen) Folkman, Wendy Hope, Brett (Sandy) Folkman, and Mark Folkman; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and 2 brothers, Ron (Cheryl) and Ken (Linda) Folkman. Preceded in death by a son-in-law (Max Palevsky) and granddaughter (Lala).

Funeral services for David will be held Friday, September 3, 2010 at 11:00 am in the Manila 7th LDS Ward Chapel located at 1320 West 3540 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and at an additional viewing at the church on Friday morning from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery.

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