CASTLE DALE- Norman Lavelle Vuksinick, age 78, passed away July31, 2012 at Castleview Hospital while surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born April 12, 1934 in Spring Glen, Utah to Martin Albert and Rose Marion Guide Vuksinick.
Married Arlene Reva on Aug. 17, 1957 in Helper, Utah.
Norman worked for Hi-Land Dairy from 1957-1966 as a delivery man delivering milk products to many residences in Price.
In 1966, he went to work for the Price City Police Department working his way up the ranks from sergeant to captain. He was the first captain for Price City Police Department leaving in 1982 after 16 years of service. In 1982, he went to work for the Emery County Sheriff Office and after 14 years of service retired as a sergeant in 1996.
In addition to serving his community he served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.
Norman cherished the time he spent being with his family. He loved teasing his grandkids, enjoyed camping and always looked forward to Christmas morning with his grandkids. He was enthusiastic about his time with the police force and loved to reminisce about the good old days. He will be missed greatly by all those who knew him.
Norman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene, Castle Dale; son, Norman S. (Kathy) Vuksinick, Castle Dale; daughter, Tracy Vuksinick-Wood, Castle Dale; four grandchildren, Casey (Jill) Vuksinick, Price, Stephanie Vuksinick, Price, Amber Wood, Price, Kenny Wood, deployed with the National Guard and one great grandson, Lucas Case Vuksinick, numerous nieces, nephews and a community of friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Martin L. Vuksinick, and niece, Melanie Vuksinick Hamann.
Funeral Mass, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, 12 noon at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Price. Vigil service, Thursday evening 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home. Family received friends at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price Thursday and Friday one hour prior to services. Committal service: Castle Dale City Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Norman at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.