Born: July 20, 1920
Place of Birth: Parshall, CO
Death: December 26, 2009
Place of Death: Bountiful, UT
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Idaho Falls, ID
Tom W. Infanger, 89, long time resident of Idaho Falls and Ammon passed away December 26, 2009, in Bountiful, Utah, where he had been living with his daughter for the past three years.
He was born July 20, 1920, in Parshall, Colorado, to William Henry Infanger and Emma Vogel Infanger. He grew up and went to school in Kremmling, Colorado. During World War II, he was not able to join the military due to a slow heart rate and he spent the war years working on ranches in Colorado. At the end of the war, he moved to North Fork, Idaho, to be with his parents who had moved there during the war. He worked with his brother, Carl, in road construction and for the State of Idaho plowing roads and keeping the Lost Trail Pass open in the winter.
On May 29, 1949 he married Jane Afton Stone in Salmon, Idaho. Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple August 5, 1955. Following their marriage, they moved to Idaho Falls where he worked for a lumber company. He worked for and later became part-owner in Loveland Construction Company. He retired in 1989. He enjoyed the construction trade and was happy when his sons became old enough to join him on the job during the summers.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a coach for the young men for years and had many championship softball and basketball teams. A few of his teams even went to Salt Lake City for Church wide tournaments. He knew how to bring out the best in each of the young men who played for him on his numerous teams. He later served as a counselor in the bishopric, on the Stake High Council and as a temple worker.
Tom enjoyed fishing, hunting, and especially tending his yard and garden; he took great pains to make sure his yard was the best manicured and greenest lawn in the neighborhood. His garden always produced more vegetables than he and Jane could eat so the produce was generously shared with family and neighbors.
He is survived by the following:
sons: Tom (Judy) Infanger of Idaho Falls and Neil (Pam) Infanger of Saratoga Springs, Utah;daughter, G. Rae (Dan) Ward of North Salt Lake City, Utah;
16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren;
sisters: Elsie (Warren) Mann of Chandler, Arizona; Esther McNeal of Missoula, Montana; Ilene Westfall of Benson, Arizona; Loretta (Gary) Gould of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Emma Jo (Kaye) Bergman of Hamilton, Montana, and a brother, Carl Infanger of Orem, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jane.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 1st St., Idaho Falls, Idaho, with Bishop Michael Enfield officating. The family will visit with friends from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the mortuary. Burial will be in the Ammon Cemetery.