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 Anton Kamnikar

Anton Kamnikar

Birth
Winter Quarters, Carbon County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Jan 1995 (aged 85)
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot B, 122, 5
Memorial ID 51250 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
January 7, 1995
page D6

MURRAY--Anton (Tony) Kamnikar, 85, died at his home of natural causes on January 5, 1995.

He was born December 25, 1909 in Winter Quarters, Utah to Anton and Theresa Brajda Kamnikar. He married Frances Chufar in Midvale, Utah on May 29, 1934. Tony lived in Price, Midvale and Murray. He belonged to St. Therese Catholic Church and was a member of the SNPJ Lodge. He loved farming and gardening and was a lifetime Spa Fitness member. He survived a 150 foot fall down a mine shaft in 1937 and was disabled in a mining accident in 1961 after a cave-in. He also saved the lives of several miners after a mine explosion. Everyone loved and admired his tenacity, living with physical pain but never giving up.

Survivors: wife, Frances, Murray; sons, D A. (Kam) and wife, Emilie, Midvale; Robert and wife, Diana, Salinas, Calif.; Richard and wife, Robyn, West Jordan; daughter, Mary Anne, Murray; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank and Martin; sisters, Mary Hearn and Justine Javaine; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jen and Warren Haughey; also many nieces and nephews. "We'll miss him always."

Tony desired to be cremated. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 9, 1995 at 10 a.m. in St. Therese Catholic Church 75 E. Lennox St., Midvale. A visitation for family and friends will be Sunday at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to your favorite charity or St. Therese Church.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51250
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anton Kamnikar (25 Dec 1909–5 Jan 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51250, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .