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 Franklin David Fenstermaker

Franklin David Fenstermaker

Park City, Summit County, Utah, USA
Death 21 Nov 1957 (aged 33)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 58608 · View Source
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Salt Lake Tribune
Friday Morning November 22, 1957

A 33-yr old truck driver was killed instantly Thursday about 10:55 am in an accident across the highway from the Salt Lake County mulch plant 6700 Wasatch Blvd. (3500 East)

Franklin David Fenstermaker, 33, 2 Staufffer Ln (5660 South), was crushed beneath the vehicle at the bottom of a 20-ft steep embankment. He suffered a crushed chest, punctured lung, fractured jaw, probable fractured back and multiple bruises and abrasions.

Trooper Glenn Hoffman, Utah Highway Patrol, said Mr. Fenstermaker had parked his empty dump truck on the east side of the highway , facing south, with one wheel on the curb of the road. He had left the vehicle out of gear with the motor running while he talked with other county employees parked nearby.

The truck started to roll back-ward across the highway from east to west when Mr Fenstermaker noticed it. He leaped onto the running board just as it was leaving highway opposite the mulch plant.

As the truck plunged, Mr. Fenstermaker was thrown onto a large rock at the base of the embankment and was crushed by the truck.

Salt Lake Tribune
November 23, 1957 (pg 27)
Murray Services Set Monday For Victim of Accident, 33
Funeral for Franklin David Fenstermaker, 33, will be conducted in the Murray Eleventh Ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

Mr. Fenstermaker was killed Thursday about 10:55 a.m. when accidentally crushed under a vehicle near 6700 Wasatch Blvd.

He was born Aug. 12, 1924 in Park City, son of Glen Bert and Bell Fenstermaker. He married Donna C. Bartholomew Aug. 7, 1944, in Murray. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, March 5, 1951.

SURVIVORS include his widow; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin E. Forsberg; two brothers and three sisters, LaVar S., Salt Lake City; Earl G., Murray; Mrs. Delores Pearson, Eureka, Calif.; Mrs. Ora Brown, Ft. Duchesne;
Mrs. Lola Luke, Long Beach, Calif.

Friends may call at 4760 S. State Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday prior to services. Burial will be in the Murray City Cemetery.




  • Maintained by: Dianna E.
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58608
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin David Fenstermaker (12 Jan 1924–21 Nov 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58608, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Dianna E. (contributor 47118717) .