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 John William Vranes

John William Vranes

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Death 29 Jan 1972 (aged 63)
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot A, 123, 8
Memorial ID 65582 · View Source
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The Salt Lake Tribune
Monday, January 31, 1972
page 20

JOHN WILLIAM VRANES, 63,
COACH AT WEST HIGH, DIES

Midvale - John William Vranes, 63, athletic director of West High School, died Jan. 29 of a heart ailment at his home, 269 East 7500 South, Midvale.
Mr. Vranes became head football coach of the school in 1945, after being an assistant football coach at Jordan High School for 12 years. In 1951, the football team awarded him a plaque proclaiming him "the best coach in the state." He also coached basketball, baseball, wrestling and track at the school.
A graduate of Bingham High School, Mr. Vranes graduated from Utah State Agricultural College in 1933 with a degree in physical education. During that year, he was a member of the football team and named all conference center and received an honorable mention as an all-American football player.
Born Oct. 6, 1908, in Garfield, Salt Lake County, Mr. Vranes was the son of George and Katie Pachina Vranes. He married LuDeen Jensen, July 26, 1933, in Ephraim, Sanpete County.
Besides his widow, he is survived by four sons and a daughter, John Lou, Salt Lake City; Val J., South Jordan; George Byron and Randy Kent, both Midvale; and Mrs. Jim (Myrna) Christensen, Idaho Falls; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Steve, Salt Lake City; Joe, Magna; and Ted of Lark, Utah.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m,. at the Midvale City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at Goff Mortuary.


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Gravesite Details Goff Mortuary, 8090 South State Street, Midvale, Utah

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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John William Vranes (6 Oct 1908–29 Jan 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65582, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .