Thursday, February 2, 2012

Jule William Kreyling

Jule William Kreyling, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, surrounded by family, crossed the veil of this mortal existence on January 26, 2012 and returned home to his Heavenly Father.

Jule was born January 5, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey to Paul William Kreyling and Marie Wimmer Kreyling. He spent his childhood in Irvington, New Jersey and was a graduate of Irvington High School. Jule was a musician and athlete; playing both the trumpet and tennis. After high school, Jule attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Coming from a family of printers, his area of study was graphic arts. Jule was also a member of the RIT wrestling team. As pioneer in the field of graphic arts, RIT did not yet have a diploma in his area of study when he left. He would later tell his children he had earned a degree but none was offered at the time.
Early in 2011, Jule's family contacted RIT: it was discovered that RIT had started a degree program in graphic arts the year after he graduated. After some searching through old records, RIT discovered that Jule had indeed completed the coursework to earn a degree in graphic arts. RIT issued a diploma and sent it to Jule 61 years after the fact.
Jule married Joan Jonkoski on April 24, 1954. Still living in New Jersey, Jule and Joan converted to the LDS church in 1961 and attended the Short Hills Ward. They had their marriage solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on August 7, 1968. Jule was an active member of his church and loved serving others. Jule served in numerous church callings, loved missionary work and shared his knowledge of the gospel with many. Jule was a big supporter of scouting and served in several leadership positions and encouraged his sons to be active Boy Scouts. He was awarded the Golden Key Award by the state of Utah for his work with the disabled. Jule and the LDS church were only recipients of the award that year. Jule commented, "When I got up to receive the award people were surprised to see that that I myself had a disability." Jule was born with one arm. He gave countless hours of service at a local group home and referred to the residents as his kids even though some were as old as him.
Jule loved the outdoors. Camping, fishing, hunting, boating and taking vacations with his family were among his favorite activities. He was handyman and built furniture and once constructed a boat with his sons in their basement in New Jersey. Jule began his career as a printer at age of 15 working as an apprentice in his father's print shop, The Art Press, which was established in 1932. In June 1975, Jule moved with his family to St. George, Utah. After searching for a job, he realized wages in St. George were not enough to support his family; consequently, he fell back on what he knew best-printing. He re-established the Art Press as a family business. He loved interacting with costumers. He was a member of the Exchange Club and the Chamber of commerce.
Jule generously shared his vast knowledge of the printing industry with anyone needing help, including competitors. Except for the years he was in college, Jule worked in the printing industry until he printed his last job in late 2007.
Jule William Kreyling is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years Joan; his six children, Mari, Paul (Morena), Jule (Koni), Heidi, Jamie (Linda), and Ben; seventeen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and his brother Paul F. Kreyling (NJ). He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Sunset 4th Ward Chapel, located at 415 N. Westridge Dr., St. George, UT. A viewing will be held Friday from 5 to 7 pm and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be at Tonaquint Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to: Donations c/o RISE Services, Inc. 4554 E. Inverness Ave. Mesa, AZ 85206. RISE is a nonprofit that locally supports the disabled, one of Jule's most passionate causes.

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