|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1910|
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 2008|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Harden Wilford Breinholt, born September 22, 1910 to Wilford L. and Maybelle Whitlock Breinholt in Ephraim, Utah died peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 27, 2008 of Causes Incident to Age. He resided at 817 North Northpoint Drive (450 East) in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah at the time of his death.
He married Lois Keate on June 7, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple and together they raised five children: Bob Breinholt (Jane), Susan Breinholt Anderson (C. Ross), Sally Breinholt Berger (Hans J.), Julie Breinholt Romney (Keith) and Rebecca Breinholt Barton (Kay). Harden's wife Lois passed away in 1986. All of their children survive; and their grandchildren number 26, great-grandchildren 62, and great-great-grandchildren four. Harden Breinholt's mother died within days of his birth, and Clara Breinholt Britsch, his father's sister, became a most loving mother to him. She and her husband Edwin Britsch, raised him as a brother to their son, Ralph Britsch. In his father's family he had two older full sisters, Reva and Mabel; and three half brothers, Floyd, Frank and Vance, born after his father remarried. All have preceded him in death.
A descendent of brick and stone masons, mostly LDS converts of Danish origin, Harden Breinholt graduated from Snow College in 1928. He always good-naturedly blamed Snow's rival Weber State College for the nagging knee injury sustained in intercollegiate football. Upon graduation from Snow he found employment with the Vermont Marble Company in San Francisco. Eighty years later, in this month of July 2008, he was still singing, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
He did return to Utah to attend BYU, where he and his brother Ralph both graduated among the top five students of the class of 1933. He soon moved to Salt Lake City, met Lois, the girl who would become his wife, at a church function, and resided in Salt Lake for the rest of his life. His passion was business, and after early stints with B.F. Goodrich and General Motors Truck Division, and a World War II job as head of the large automotive parts unit of Clearfield Naval Base, he went into business for himself, eventually carving out a distinctive niche for his company, Capitol Industries, Inc., whose legacy and activity in commercial real estate development continue still. He was a member of Sugarhouse Lions Club, Ambassador Club, Oakridge Country Club and the Country Club in Salt Lake, and passed many pleasant hours among the regulars at the Little America coffee shop. Harden Breinholt was known for his sense of humor, his sense of purpose, and his sense of honor and integrity. His business associates, as well as his personal friends and family, always knew him to be a man of generosity whose word was his bond.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Ensign Stake Center, 135 'A' Street. Friends may call from 12:00-1:45 p.m. prior to services.
Interment at Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from 7/29/2008 - 7/31/2008.
Robert Harden Breinholt (1936 - 2012)*
Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
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