February 19, 1931 - January 15, 2019
Karl Burkholz, 87, passed away on January 15, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born February 19, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Karl and Marianne Burkholz. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea as a combat photographer. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 25 and was called as a missionary to the West German Mission shortly after. There he met his wife, Bessie Gay Jensen, who was serving in the same mission. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1963 with a degree in journalism. He was the owner of an insurance agency with Allstate Insurance Company for 33 years in Salt Lake City. After retirement Karl and Gay served a mission as Regional Employment Specialists in eleven stakes in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. They also served a Temple Square Mission as well as a fourth mission in the Joseph Smith Building Distribution Center. Karl’s three hobbies were fishing, fly tying, and photography, not necessarily in that order. He was a devoted home teacher and served in many callings, including scouting and volunteering in church welfare assignments. He will be missed by his surviving wife, Gay, and their seven children and families: Howard (Liz), Teri (Manny) Gallegos, Karla (Matt) Burton, Julie Case, Randy (Kimberly), Jon, and Rod (Olga), fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Olympus 5th Ward building, 3070 Nila Way (4100 South), Holladay, Utah 84124 . A viewing at the ward will be held Thursday evening 6:30-8:30 PM and prior to the service on Friday at 9:30- 10:30 AM. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Karl Burkholz, 87, passed away on January 15, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born February 19, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Karl and Marianne Burkholz. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 and served in Korea as a combat photographer.... View Obituary & Service Information
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