Reinhold Karl Pawlowski, 71, of Orem, died Thursday, June 9, 1994 at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah.
He was born March 28, 1923 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Westphalia, Germany, a son of Friedrich and Emma Borkowski Pawlowski. He married Mary Ellen Evans January 10, 1947 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He came to the United States from Germany at the age of five with his Mother and four siblings. His father had sent for the family after he had worked at the Kenilworth Mine in Carbon County for a year. He graduated from American Fork High School. He served in the Army during World War II doing military intelligence with prisoners. He fought in the "Battle of the Bulge". He was a graduate of Brigham Young University and had participated in wrestling while at school. He worked at the Geneva Steel Plant in the Nitrogen Plant. He retired in 1983 after 33 years. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union Local #2701 and was on the grievance committee and had edited the newsletter. He was well versed and educated and had collected Edgar Rice Burroughs books and memorabilia. He always was happy and always had a joke to share.He was an active High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions in the Young Men's programs, Sunday School, and Scouting. He also served as a stake missionary, a Provo Temple ordinance worker, and he enjoyed home teaching.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, of Orem; four daughters, Mary Ann Pawlowski, West Jordan; Karlene and Don Pyne, Orem; Gayle and Dennis Giles, South Jordan; Heidi and Jeff Smith, Payson; 13 grandchildren; four brothers and six sisters, Fred and Bert, both of Orem; Herbert, Bountiful; Robert, Alhambra, CA; Edith Winward, Bellflower, Calif.; Ruth Butterfield, Orem; Margaret Acord and Linda Powell, both of Sandy; Marlene Earl, Bountiful; and Marie Thibault, Corona, Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elena; and one brother, Siegfried.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 13, at 1 p.m. in the Hillcrest Second Ward Chapel, 1450 South 800 East, Orem. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, and Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the ward chapel prior to the services. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW District #4.
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