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"Love you Dad"
Donald Jay Frischknecht, 89, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2013 with his family around him. He was born September 9, 1924 in Manti, Utah to Wilford and Elda Christensen Frischknecht. He married Gail Jean Hamblin, June 1949, and had 5 children. They later divorced and Don married Barbara Ann Madsen, August 1967.
Don attended Snow College where he was Student Body president and later attended the University of Utah. In college he earned letters in football, tennis, baseball and swimming. He was also active in speech, drama, music and debate. He played the lead in many plays at Manti High, Snow College, and University of Utah.
Don enlisted in the Army in 1943, and served in Europe. He also belonged to the Army Reserve and retired as a major after 26 years of service. He was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal and numerous others. Don was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 71 for over 60 years.
Don filled an LDS mission to the Northwestern States and has served in many church positions. For the last part of his life he loved his work at the Jordan River Temple.
He is survived by his children, Jay (Sandy) Frischknecht, Gregory (Vickie) Frischknecht, Wade (Linda) Frischknecht, Phyllis (Norvil) Dallin, McRae (Tania) Frischknecht; step-daughter, Terry Davis; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Wilford and Elda; sister, Audrey Bonnell; and brothers, Neil, Dean, Kay, and Clair.
For their kind and loving care, Don's family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors, staff and nurses at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and IMC.
Funeral services are Friday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Midvale East 2nd Ward, 7250 S. 300 E., Midvale, Utah. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 9:15 - 10:45, prior to the services. Burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery, Saturday at 12:00 noon.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.jenkins-soffe.com
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 18, 2013
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