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Frank Camilo Profaizer (1917-2013) Obituary

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Frank Camilo Profaizer (1917-2013) Obituary

Posted: 1365092899000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Profaizer, Bertagnolli, Cascio, Lapray, Egley
Preston Citizen, 04/03/13

Frank Camilo Profaizer passed away on March 27, 2013, while at the Sunshine Terrace Nursing Home in Logan, Utah. Frank was born Jan. 9, 1917, to Lucille Adele Bertagnolli and Charles Profaizer in Superior, Wyo. Frank’s father passed away when Frank was only 11 years old, which gave him the opportunity to grow physically and mentally tough. His claim in life was never having lost a fight, yet with his family he never used that strength to discipline his children. His love for his wife Adelia was everlasting and they worked together to raise six sons.

Frank married Salina Cascio and had one daughter, Barbara Lucille Profaizer. They later divorced. Frank then married Adelia Lapray, the love of his life. Adelia brought two sons to their marriage and together they had one daughter who died in infancy and four sons. After Adelia passed away in 1988 Frank married Della Egley. Frank became a widower again when Della passed away on July 25, 2010.

After Frank’s father passed away, his widowed mother moved the family to a small farm on Wilson Lane in Ogden, Utah, to be close to her brother. There, Frank learned to love farming where he worked many hours to help his mother support the family. He would eventually purchase a truck with his brother Charles to haul produce from Ogden to Rock Springs and Superior, Wyo. This began another love of being a truck driver. Before World War II he worked as a carpenter helping build the massive buildings at the Defense Depot in Ogden and then during the war he worked at the Naval Supply Depot in Clearfield overseeing 60 plus men to ship supplies to the coast in support of the war. Frank engineered a device to hold partial loads in place while the trains were moved from one warehouse to another which was later mass produced by the Stanley tool company and is still used today. After the war he went back to being a truck driver while raising his family on small farms.

Frank loved to hunt and fish and spend time outdoors his entire life. He moved his family from Wilson Lane to Hooper and then to Roy and Farr West, Utah. To give the family more room to grow they moved to a larger farm in Preston, Idaho and he would eventually retire to a small home in Weston, Idaho and after the death of Adelia to a home in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.

Frank is survived by his children Richard L. Cope (Pat) of Kingman, Ariz., Barbara Profaizer Winkler of San Jose, Calif., Frank C. Profaizer Jr. (LeAnna) of Layton, Utah, Douglas R. Profaizer (Janet) of Hyde Park, Utah, Robert D. Profaizer (Gayle) of Tremonton, Utah, and Charles J. Profaizer (Tammy) of Logan, Utah. His posterity includes 32 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and three great-great- grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wives Adelia Lapray and Della Egley, children Gary B. Cope and Patricia Adelia Profaizer, parents and siblings.

The family would like to thank the staff and many caregivers of Sunshine Terrace for the love and concern given to Frank. They have been there to make his life comfortable and be his attending angels until he was called home to a grand reunion in the spirit world.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the LDS church in Weston, Idaho, with a viewing from 12:30-1:30 prior to the services. Interment was at the Weston Idaho cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Webb Funeral Home of Preston, Idaho. Condolences may be given online at

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