Our loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Donald Eugene Rufener, died at his home on January 1, 1997, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 30, 1934. The youngest child of Henry Louis and Emma Michael Rufener. He married Bonnie Jean Allgier on July 23, 1962. Then later divorced.Don served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict, and was a long time member of the Disabled American Veterans. He also served as a member of the Ute Rangers.

He loved his family and friends and was always ready with a helping hand if it was needed. He also loved rodeos, was especially fond of horses, and enjoyed camping with his friends, particularly in the desert.

He is survived by three sons, Michael and Maxine Brady; Paul D. and Yvonne Rufener; William H. (Bill) and EvVett Rufener; three daughters, Carol and Bart Williams; Charlette and Larry Rogers; Robyn and James Deans; four brothers, Richard and Lee Rufener; William L. (Bill) and Betty Rufener; Robert H. (Bob) and Marjean Rufener; Rulon R. (Bud) and Wanda Rufener; four sisters, Daisy and Larry Lutsky; Loraine and Don Brewster; Alice and Royal Fisher; Helen and Fred Biesinger; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family expresses a special thanks to Don's close friend, Gail DeSpain, for the tender loving care he provided during dad's long illness. And to the V.A. Medical Center for the many years dedicated service.

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Viewing will be held for family and friends on Sunday, January 5, 1997 from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 So. 200 East. Graveside services will be held Monday, January 6, 1997 at 12 noon at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, 17110 Camp Williams Road, Riverton. Under the direction of Russon Brothers Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a charitable donation to the Kidney Foundation or Primary Children's Hospital be placed in Don's honor.

We'll miss you, DAD!

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