John Blankenagel passed away Dec. 4, 2011 in West Bountiful, Utah at the age of 52. He was born on Feb. 1, 1959 in Moab, Utah to Harvey Charles and Norma Ruth Blankenagel, the fourth of five children.
He grew up on Rattlesnake Ranch in La Sal, Utah. John graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University, where he met his wife, Natsuko Kashiyama. John and Natsuko were married Dec. 18, 1980 in the Manti, Utah LDS temple and raised four children together.
John was a caring person who was always willing to lend a hand to others. He would happily fix cars, make visits, or help with home projects. Most winter mornings he could be found outside plowing the walks of the houses on his street.
John is survived by his wife, Natsuko; his children, Carl, Jason, and Bryan Blankenagel, and Alisa (Larrin) Wada; his parents, Harvey and Norma; and his siblings, Robert, Becky (Craig) Johnson, James (Loris), and Bill (Donna).
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the West Bountiful Stake Center (1930 North 600 West, West Bountiful). He was interred at the Centerville City Cemetery.
John will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched.