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Obituary: John Henry Barfuss

1912 ~ 2004

John Henry Barfuss (Hank), 92, passed away October 20, 2004 in Bountiful, Utah.

Born January 25, 1912 in Providence, Utah, the fourth of seven children to John and Louise Barfuss.

Married November 22, 1934 to Gertrude Bertha Boehme in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Worked at the 6th Avenue Drugstore as a bicycle delivery boy, the Salt Lake Stamp Company, the Remington Arms Plant, as a sheet metal technician at Hill Field and in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor following World War II, retiring from the Salt Lake City Bus Lines in 1977 as a brake specialist. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed helping his sons and grandsons repair cars, worked faithfully in his gardens, and enjoyed his fishing trips with his son and other family members.

Survived by daughter Joyce Barfuss of Carson City, NV; son, Gerald Henry Barfuss (Mary) of Bountiful, UT; son, Michael Jon Barfuss (Gloria) of Bountiful, UT; and brother Grant Barfuss of Yakima, WA; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by his wife, parents, one brother, four sisters and an infant grandson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Val Verda Stake Center, 2651 S. 500 W., Bountiful. Friends may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main and Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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In lieu of flowers, Hank suggested contributions to the Primary Children's Medical Center or an organization of your choice.