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John "Brownie" Majhanovich


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John "Brownie" Majhanovich

John "Brownie" Majhanovich, 94, of Rock Springs, passed away May 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs Majhanovich died peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1922, in Rock Springs, the son of Robert and Mary Ivankovich Majhanovich.

Majhanovich attended schools in Rock Springs and was a Rock Springs High School graduate of 1939.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. 

He married Angela Bogataj on Nov. 23, 1946, in Rock Springs and she preceded him in death Jan. 25, 2017.

Majhanovich was employed for many years at FMC and retired as a shipping supervisor Dec. 31, 1987. 

His love's included spending time with his family, gambling and playing cards. He loved spending his summers in Pinedale at the "White Cabin" and later in Boulder at "The Ponds." He enjoyed many Wendover Bus Trips and was an avid fly fisherman, tied flies and enjoyed hunting. 

Survivors include five children Jay Majhanovich and wife Bernie, JoLynn Morgando and companion Steve West, Rick Majhanovich and companion Barbara Gatti, Gail Goldman and husband Barry, Dale Majhanovich and wife Janet; 15 grandchildren, Jay Michael Majhanovich and wife Kerry, Mary Anne LaBuda and husband John, Elizabeth Gosar and husband Gaston, Joey Majhanovich and wife Carly, Jono Mahanovich and wife Bonnie, Freddie Morgando, Kim Taucher, Tiffany Searle and husband Stoney, Hillary Kauchich and husband Paul, Allison Gibbons and husband Aaron, Damon Goldman, Matt Majhanovich, Jeff Majhanovich and wife Whitney, Lynzi Hathcock, Jamie Speicher and wife Annette, and Christina Glenn; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Angela; three brothers, Albert, Robert and Steve; two sisters, Anne Jelaca and Margaret Dickinson;

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday

The family of John Majhanovich respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Holy Spirit Catholic School in Rock Springs or Hospice of Sweetwater County.

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