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  OBITUARIES:
Steven Lowell Gunnell
1956–2022
Steven Lowell Gun- nell was born August 14,1956, in Logan, Utah, to Gordon and LaRae Gunnell. Steve
Donald R. Howard 1934–2022
Don was born Octo- ber 8, 1934, in Malad, Idaho, to Donald J. and Bertha Roderick Howard. He was the fourth of 6 children.
He was raised in Bountiful, Utah and graduated from Davis High School in 1952. He married Gerall (Geri) Bushnell in 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They have resided in Kaysville, Utah, since 1953. They were blessed with three wonderful sons: Brit, Troy, and Stewart.
Don was active in many civic affairs and loved Kaysville. He was a member of the Kaysville Fire Department for 32 years and served as Fire Chief for 26 of those years. He was a member of the Kaysville Planning Commission. Don was also a member of the Kaysville Jaycee’s and served as Presi- dent of the organization.
Don was a District Rep for Nabisco, he later owned and operated a tire and auto repair shop, and then worked as a sales rep for Mur- dock Chevrolet in Bountiful. After retirement, he enjoyed working at J&J Nursery in Layton.
Don is survived by his wife, Geri, and sons Troy Howard (Sydnie) and Stewart Howard, and grandson Greyson Howard (Oakley), and great-grandchildren Londyn, Corver, and Hazen.
He was preceded in death by son Brit Howard and grandson Duncan Howard.
Obituary reprinted from russonmortuary.com/ obituaries/donald-r-howard.
David Alexander Kluger
1973–2022
With great sadness, we have lost our brave hero, Alex Kluger.
Alex was a tremendous, supportive, selfless and involved father to Milo, Mari, Kai and Isa. He was also a loving, nurturing and devoted husband to Lauren. Alex was a beloved son to Charlie and LaVonne Kluger, and Ava Rogers Grimswell. He dearly loved his brother Ben Kluger. And, Alex was also a terrific Uncle to Libby and Chas Kluger, and Joshua Higuchi.
Alex’s passion for community service and love for others was palpable to all that knew and cared about him. Alex spent 22 years in the fire service as a Firefighter Paramedic and was awarded a Medal of Merit and was commend- ed for his life saving efforts saving a young girl’s life. He was an enthusiastic mentor for all of his students with the Unified Fire Author- ity. Upon retirement in April, he continued his love of community service by working for Gold Cross Ambulance as a Paramedic and training coordinator.
His wife Lauren and his children; Kai, Mari, Milo, and Isa describe him as endlessly happy, selfless, and kind, as well as the funniest and hardest working person they know. Alex was such a wonderfully kind, thoughtful and dedi- cated husband to Lauren. . . .
Alex was also an active member of the com- munity he lived in and a tremendous citizen. He didn’t talk it, he walked it. . . .
He healed so many around him, both on and off duty. He was empathetic, yet brave. The only thing bigger than his personality is his heart, and he will be dearly missed by so many.
Obituary excerpts reprinted from https://www. larkinmortuary.com/obituary/view/david- alexander-kluger-86.
   unexpectedly passed away on June 27th as a result of complications from Covid-19.
Steven received a degree in Fire Science and was an accomplished firefighter serv- ing as Captain for both Kaysville City and Ogden City Fire Departments. He also served his community working with the Davis County Health Department, Hazmat Team and various Search and Rescue Teams. He was truly a hero.
He enjoyed his boat, RZR, cabin, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved camping trips to Bear Lake and spend- ing time with family in Lake Powell.
He married Kim Larson Gunnell on May 12th, 1983. They spent 35 years together and had four beautiful children, Ashley (Judge) Green, Amber (Aaron) Munn, Amanda Lee Gunnell, and Jordan (Bree) Gunnell. He loved being a grandpa and loved his three grandchildren, Josie and Jake Green and Ava Munn.
For the past three years Steve and his partner Peggy Empey enjoyed many fun adventures together. They loved to travel and acted like two teenagers in love.
He will be remembered for his unconditional love and willingness to help anyone in need.
Obituary reprinted from https://www.rus- sonmortuary.com/obituaries/steven-lowell- gunnell/12970/.
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