Obituary: PFOST, EDWIN

Published: Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:14 p.m. MDT

Edwin Franklin Pfost "Together Again"

Edward Franklin Pfost POP, 84, went fishing on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the George E. Wahlen Veterans Nursing Home in North Ogden, Utah. Born February 16, 1926 in Scott, Ohio to Laurence Neil Pfost and Edna Lou (Mohr) Pfost. Pop was a fisherman, master woodworker, stagehand, projectionist and a KCC worker (in that order) for many, many years. Pop enjoyed riding snowmobiles to his cabin and fishing from his boat at Strawberry Reservoir. Retired from the KCC Refinery 35 years, Member of the Motion Picture Projectionists Union, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local 99, and the United Steelworkers. Pop's love of his life, Ivy passed on before him in 1997. It was a marriage that many said would never work out because Dad was 20 years old at the time and mom was 33 with 5 children from a previous marriage. Yes, it was rocky at times but they celebrated more than 50 years together. Family survivors are siblings Layton, (Alice) Pfost, Linda, (Milt) Brown, Stepchildren Melvin, (Norma) Shoell, Mary, (Dave) Baierline, Dan (Jill Johnson) Shoell, Mike (DeAnn) Shoell, and three daughters from Mom and Ed's union: Rheta (Mike) Johnson, Bend, Oregon, Lee (Chuck) Young , WVC, UT and Eddie (Barry) Martak, WVC, UT. Thank you Charleen Luke for many years of companionship to Pop. Ed was preceded in death by our mom Ivy (Snyder, Shoell) Pfost, daughter and son in law Roberta & Herman Zeller, grandson Bill Zeller, granddaughter Marsha Zeller, daughter Iris and infant son Neil Pfost. Special thanks are due first to my sister Eddie who for years provided special care and being pop's go-for, The VA Hospital, Dr. Philip Kithas, Harmony Health Care, Hector Gonzales and the team of home health care providers and extra thanks for Bristol Hospice, Ogden, UT, Monica and Dee for providing for dad's care in his final days. Please join the Pfost family in celebration of Ed's life at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S Redwood Rd. SLC, UT, Friday, January 14 where a viewing will held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pop's funeral will be at the above address, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. where friends my visit the family one hour prior. Let's hope that there is a lake in heaven where Pop can troll a fly, a Flatfish or a Strawberry Wobbler to his hearts content.