was born December 13, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, the first
born son of Slovenian immigrants who came to this country
During the Great Depression, he left home at a young age
and joined the CCC’s, a public works program. The
CCC’s sent Joe to the Northwest where he reclaimed
national forest lands. After the CCC’s, Joe returned
to Cleveland and entered the Merchant Marines, working the
iron ore boats on the Great Lakes during WWII.
After the war, he met and married Marie Straus and together
they had two children. For the next forty years Joe was
employed by the New York Central Railroad as a fireman and
engineer. After his wife’s death in 2008, he moved
to Utah and lived with his son and daughter-in-law.
He is survived by two brothers and a sister, his children
Carol and Stephen, grandchildren Michael and Caroline, and
one great grandchild, Ryan.
Funeral services for Joe will be held on Wednesday, May
2, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Warenski Funeral Home Chapel,
1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Friends may call
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm prior to the funeral at the Warenski
Age 95, died peacefully in American Fork, Utah, on October
15, 2017. She was a dedicated wife, mother, educator, musician, and
artist. She was born in Sugar City, Idaho, on May 11, 1922 ...READ
Clara Kiefer York
Born July 31, 1927
Died Sept. 23, 2017
At the American Fork Hospital in American Fork, Utah after complications
from a fall. She was 90 years old at the time of her death ...
James Robert Cooper
Born April 10, 1928
Died Sept. 21, 2017
The oldest of 4 children. Growing up, Bob enjoyed sports, taking family
vacations, and playing with his siblings and friends ...READ
Catherine Jane Reed
Was born July 24, 1931 in Richmond Indiana at the home
of James Thurman Reed and Mae Euphemia Holmquist. Catherine had three
younger brothers; Robert Joseph, James Thomas, and Richard Allen Reed.
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