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Frank Bruno KarpowitzApril 18, 1922 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 95)
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Frank Bruno Karpowitz passed away peacefully and into his loving Heavenly Father’s arms on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
He was born April 18, 1922 in Salt Lake City to Charles Richard Bruno Karpowitz and Leone Olsen.
Frank grew up in Salt Lake City and loved sports and the outdoors. He played football at South High School and was an avid fisherman, snow skier, and lover of the Uintas, especially Mirror Lake. He spent many years at the family cabin in Lamb’s Canyon surrounded by those he loved. He was especially fond of his grandchildren and lit up when he saw them. He loved singing around the campfire and telling stories. He also enjoyed decorating the Christmas tree and making the holiday special.
Frank met his sweetheart Alice Josephine Hanks at the University of Utah and they were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 18, 1950. Their endearing love for each other was evident in everything they did.
Frank served his country valiantly as a U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and served as an Officer, Purser and Pharmacist Mate of his ship. He served in the Philippine Liberation and Pacific Theatre. In 2015, he was recognized by Utah Honor Flight and traveled to Washington D.C. to be honored for his service.
Frank worked for Perchon Paint and Benjamin Moore for many years. He was a dedicated salesman and received many awards for his salesmanship. He was known for his sparkling blue eyes, sharp dress and eye for detail.
Frank was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served a mission as a young man in the Texas-Louisiana Mission. He also served missions with his wife Alice at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and the Washington D.C. Temple. Frank had an unshakable testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and an enduring love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He spent many years serving in the Young Men and Sunday School organizations. He was proud to be a member of the Kenwood 2nd Ward for many years.
Frank is survived by five sons Dennis (Diane), Kim (Tami), James (Nancy), Gary (Mary) and David (Debbie); 22 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.
Frank is preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings, Phyllis (Bob) Sweeten, Charles “Bud”, June (Gordon) Hiatt, Norma (Dell) Ahlstrom and Robert (Barbara) Karpowitz.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 6 at 11 am at the Wilford Stake Center, 1765 E 3080 S., Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 7-9pm at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 S 2300 E, Salt Lake City, as well as at the church prior to the funeral from 9:30 -10:30am. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S Highland Dr. Salt Lake City. Guestbook to post messages and tributes for the family is available at: HolbrookMortuary.com
Special thanks to his granddaughter Rachel and the CNA’s in Generations at Mtn. Ridge Assisted Living for their tender care.