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Obituary: Karl Henze

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Karl Henze, 74, left this life Saturday afternoon after an auto-pedestrian accident. Karl was an extraordinary man who lived an extraordinary life.

Born Dec. 13, 1925 in Hamburg, Germany, Karl grew up during the darkest period in Germany history. At age 17 he joined the army and fought for Germany during World War II. He was captured by the Russians and spent seven long years in a Siberian prison camp. Through this horrific experience, Karl proved his determination, perseverance and strong will. Karl emigrated to America in 1950, where he met his wife, Marilyn and his two children, Karen and Tom. Karl and Marilyn were later blessed with two children, David and Carol.

Karl worked for 17 years at Kennecott as a supervisor. An accident at the mine left him legally blind. Through this trial, Karl again proved his strong will and determination to overcome hardship. Following this accident he was still able to lead a productive life, by preparing lunch daily for the workers at the Bishop's Storehouse. Karl and Marilyn blessed the lives of many on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Munich, Germany. Karl served as a high priest and cub master; his sweet spirit was exceptionally bright when he sang the feelings of his heart. Karl and Marilyn are the strength and stability of our family. Karl will be deeply missed.

Preceded in death by grandson, Jason Michal Remy. Survived by wife, Marilyn; daughters, Karen (Steve) Gundersen, Carol; sons, Tom (Deann) Remy; David (Brooke) Henze; 13 grandchildren; and many loving friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wed. July 19, at the Valley View 3rd Ward chapel, 4101 S. 1925 E., where friends may call from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Elysian Burial Gardens. Cannon Mortuary, funeral directors.