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George R. Krebs

March 31, 1941 — July 4, 2024

South Jordan

George R. Krebs

George was born on March 31, 1941 to George and Ellen Krebs and passed away at the start of the fireworks on the evening of July 4th.

George grew up on the family farm in the Union area, milking cows, gathering chicken eggs raising and selling tomatoes and everything else that goes with the hard work on the farm. “Karen!!! There is some boy at the door to see you!!!” was his first experience when he knocked on the door of a girl he did not know, to ask her out. He graduated from Jordan High, with the help of this girl, his future wife Karen, who would do his homework assignments, and turn them in for him. Together they had four children and were just a month shy of completing their 65th anniversary. 

George worked for Pixton & Greer, Barton trucking, and Utah Power and Light for many years, as a tree- trimmer, line-man, and foreman in the Midvale station. After retiring, he continued to stay busy for a few more years, working for Marriott in Sandy.

George had a love for the outdoors, and found every opportunity to enjoy the beauty of what lies around us. He loved to hunt and fish. Working for the power company provided him with a work schedule that was an envy to all. In the summer months, every other weekend he would load up the truck and camper and take his family to one of his hidden spots, or somewhere new to discover, in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Anywhere that there were trout to be caught, you could find him there during the summer. He taught his boys the trick to stream fishing, using only a fly rod and live worms as bait. Later-on, he bought a six-man raft, that quickly moved to a boat the following year, and, each year got bigger and bigger until they had a permanent spot at Manilla Bay on Flaming Gorge.

George was a supportive father to his kids, he would throw a perfect spiral across the roof top to his son’s who would be running a pass route to catch it on the other side. He attended basketball, football and baseball games. Whatever his children needed, he would be there to help and support, even cross country moves, he was there to assist with the driving. He was a great neighbor, always willing to lend a hand.

George had a love for music, vinyl records and a reel to reel that he would relax and listen to. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Jose Feliciano singing “Feliz Navidad”. He also had a secret hidden “box” that was hidden to the back of his bedroom closet. This box was only opened up and played one time, by the encouragement of our babysitter, who, along with her guitar playing, he opened the box and played his accordion to a sell out family crowd for his one and only backyard performance.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his oldest son Steve (Carol), great grandson Miller , and his best bud Sydney. He is survived by his wife (Karen) and children, Michael, Paul (Isabel), & Jennifer (Rich Cox), grandchildren, “One’s the limit. There are too many of you. So one of you will have to remain in the car.” Kortney, Adam, Brad, Casey, Kendra, Benjamin, Carla, Randi, Danielle, Morgan and Madyson, and 11 +1 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 12:00 PM at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State Street, Midvale, UT. Friends are invited to greet the family at the viewing from 10:00 to 11:45 AM. Interment to follow services at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT.

George, thank you for what you have taught and given to us, your potato salad and “Bo Hunk” coleslaw will never taste the same. You are missed.

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