I am a 75-year old journalist and the other authors are family. We particularly enjoy the old family stories. That is what this blog is about--preserving the past of our family including those who have gone ahead into the "great beyond" and left us with a rich heritage to share. To paraphrase author, David McCullough, some of these stories are even true.
Monday, July 12, 2010
There goes another great man, this one from Edna's family.
HOLGER LEVON GRUNDVIG
Holger Levon (Von) Grundvig 9/10/1926 ~ 7/11/2010 " .if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30) PRICE - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grand-father, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at home on July 11, 2010 surrounded by loving family members after a brief battle with mesothelioma. He was born on September 10, 1926 in Wattis, Utah to Daniel Richard and Nina Beryl Oviatt Grundvig. He was orphaned by the age of 13 months, and was raised by his maternal grandparents, Beaman and Sylvia Oviatt. He married Mona Lee Jewkes on June 24, 1948 in the Manti Temple. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a master electrician and was an electrical and heating and air conditioning contractor. He deeply loved his family, and has set a powerful example for his family to follow. His testimony of the gospel was evident in the way that he lived his life. He faithfully served in many callings including scouting, bishop, high councilor, and most recently as stake patriarch. He received the Silver Beaver award. With his wife, he served in the Papua New Guinea Mission, a temple mission to the Manti Temple and the Price Family History Center. He lived a quiet life of obedience and faithful service. His family will be eternally grateful for the legacy he has given them. He is survived by his wife, Mona Lee, Price, and his children, Gail (Loretta) Grundvig, West Jordan; Gardell (Carole) Grundvig, North Salt Lake; Loraina (Sidney) Nelson, Price; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Carlos Grundvig; sister, Sylvia Grundvig Leach; and grandson, Brad Schmidt. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Price 6th Ward located at 303 West 5th South - Price. A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South - Price and July 15, 2010 from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guest book and share memories of Levon at www.fausettmortuary.com