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John J. Elzinga, age 87, of Taylorsville, beloved by his wife, three daughters, son-in-law, family and friends, died at his home Sunday, March 1, 1992. All will miss him but rejoice that he is in the loving arms of the Lord Jesus.

Born August 31, 1904, in Leeuwaarden, Friesland, Holland, a son of Klaas S. and Aafke Epema Elzinga. Married Selma Nielson, August 30, 1934, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. John immigrated to the United States when he was 18. Worked at the Rio Grande Railroad for 45 years. Active member of LDS Church. Member Tabernacle Choir for 18 years. Having served as a High Priest and temple worker for 14 years and served as a missionary in Holland two years with his loving wife. He was president and secretary of the Utah Bowlers Association and was inducted into the Utah Bowling Hall of Fame in 1984.Survived by his wife; three daughters, Lavelle Elzinga, Bountiful; Yvonne and husband, William Morter, Ballwin, Missouri; Raone Elzinga Bagley, Salt Lake City; and a son by a previous marriage; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Diana Hoffner, Merchantville, New Jersey; Charles S. Elzinga, Logan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. at the Taylorsville Stake House, 1399 West 4800 South. Friends may call Thursday, 5-7 p.m. at McDougal Golden Rule Funeal Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Friday at the church, one hour prior to service.

Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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