Wilford Hyrum De Haan, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away December 1, 1994, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was born January 29, 1908, in Ogden, Utah, to Henry Egbert and Reka Van der Wulp De Haan. He married Jennie Robertson on June 8, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Graduated from Ogden High School and attended Weber College. Active High Priest in the Garden Heights Ward and has served in many callings, including Young Men, High Priests and bishoprics. Accompanied by his wife, he served an LDS mission to Sacramento, California. At the time of death, he was still employed at Property Management Systems: He also worked for the Ogden Standard Examiner, Sperry Flour Co., Draper Poultry, De Haan Paints, Telemation, the Salt Lake Country Club and the Utah State Tax Commission. He was an avid reader and enjoyed sports and working in his garden.
Survived by his wife, Jennie; four sons, Bruce (Chris), Greg (Cheryl), R. Brian (Bonnie), and Paul (Ursula); three daughters, Sharen Christiansen, Elaine (Leon) Lindberg, and Renee (Craig) Bevan; all from Salt Lake City; 31 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Wheeler and Ruby Williams; and a brother, George De Haan. Preceded in death by two infant children, Wilford and Marilyn; six brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 6, 11 a.m., at the Garden Heights Ward, 2220 Fisher Lane (2925 So.). Friends may call Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Holbrook Funeral Chapel, 3251 So. 2300 East, and at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the services. Interment: Memorial Estates Mountain View. Funeral directors: The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.
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