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Obituary for Don Allen Krambule

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Don Allen Krambule

February 9, 1926 - February 8, 2015

Don Allen Krambule, one of Utah’s earliest physical therapists, died February 8, 2015, one day before his 89th birthday.

He was born February 9, 1926 in Logan, Utah, a son of Rudolph and Leah Zemp Krambule.  He attended Logan High School where he played football, known as Big Butch Krambule.  Upon graduating in 1944 he joined the U. S. Navy, serving 26 months as an Aviation Radioman Third Class during WWII.

He graduated from Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) in 1950.  In June 1950 he married June Feulner at the home of her parents in Hunter, Utah.

Don attended graduate school at Stanford University and became a Registered Physical Therapist.  He joined Dee Memorial Hospital in 1951, becoming the second physical therapist in Ogden.  He treated many polio patients at this time and after regular hours he helped with polio patients at St. Benedict’s Hospital.

In 1954 he opened his own office, becoming Ogden’s first self-employed therapist.  As such, he treated patients as far away as Logan and Southern Idaho.  He retired at age 67 after treating thousands of patients, many free of charges.

Don enjoyed fishing, skiing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends at the family cabin in Alpine, Wyoming.

He loved and was proud of his children:  Rick (Sylvia) Krambule, Karen (Kevin) Hillier, Randy (deceased) (Bobbie) Krambule; and grandchildren Stephanie (Ron) Brown and Ryan Hillier.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; also two great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; twelve step-great grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild whom he loved as his own.

Graveside Services will be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden, UT.  There will be a Celebration of Don’s Life for family and friends at 1:00 pm following the Graveside Services at Leavitt’s Mortuary Waterfall Atrium Room, 836 – 36th St., Ogden.



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Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: February 9, 1926
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kent eggleston posted on 2/17/15

June, we will all miss Don's smile and laugh he had such a great presence about him Your Friends at The 12th Street Pharmacy.


George Pennington posted on 2/13/15

Rick, I,m sorry to hear/read about your Dad's passing. I still think about our days at WAYCO. Thanks for all the memories. God Bless you and your family. George


Debbie Jensen posted on 2/12/15

Dear June & family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please kniow that friends and family are here for you and can help ease your sorrow. June, you are such a great lady and I will keep you and yours in my prayers and thoughts. sincerely, Debbie Jensen


Lora (Ilene) Davis posted on 2/12/15

Aunt June, Karin, Rick and family, Saddened by the news of Uncle Don's passing. He was a good man. I will share just one memory of him... when I was small and we would gather at Grandma and Grandpa Feulner's home as a family, Uncle Don always called me 'puney'. Not sure where it came from, but wow, I secretly looked forward to being 'teased' by him at those get-togethers. Even when mom called to give me the sad news, she said, "Remember how he used to call you 'puney'? Yes, I do! Funny how the small things seem to stick. I will always remember him with a smile. He will be missed. Condolences and love, Ilene