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Dennis Nordfelt Obituary
1943-2014
Dennis J. Nordfelt, 71, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father on August 30, 2014. He was born March 2, 1943 in Salina, Utah to Charles Junior and Ellen Tolboe Nordfelt. He was raised in Moab, Utah in a home nurtured in warmth and love. In his youth he began to develop his love of the outdoors, which he passed on to his own posterity. He served a mission for the LDS Church to the East Central States Mission. Upon his return, Dennis married his childhood sweetheart, Glenda Carlson, on August 31, 1965, in the Manti Temple.
His chosen profession was in law enforcement with the Utah Highway Patrol and West Valley City Police Department. He also served as Mayor of West Valley City. He was a natural-born and effective leader, which allowed him to contribute to his community in lasting ways. Dennis lifted everyone he met by his kindness and sincere friendship. He was blessed with a great sense of humor and an amazing memory, and was ever-ready with a witty joke, an applicable story, or a heartfelt message. He possessed a magic touch: always leaving people and projects better than when he'd found them. He changed lives. He loved people and people loved him in return.
His professional success was dwarfed by his success as a husband, father and grandfather. His world revolved around his family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many church callings and leadership roles, most recently serving with his sweetheart, Glenda, as Hosting Missionaries at the LDS Conference Center. Dennis had faith in the Savior and showed his love for God by serving and loving others.
Dennis is survived by the love of his life, Glenda, and nine grateful children, Dennis (Marcelle), Lars (Jana), Shane (Bonnie), Chris (Mandy), Julie Doherty (Chris), Spencer (Joy), Lantz (Tennisa), Pam Thomas (Shawn), Jed (Cyndi), his thirty-four grandchildren; as well as his siblings, Bonnie Day, Craig (Dixie), Kirtly (Gay), Dana Springer (Norm), MoNene Manzanares (Billy) and SuEllen Denison (Richard). He is preceded in death by his loving parents; and brother-in-law, Larry Day.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Jordan North Stake Center, 3900 South 4000 West, West Valley City, Utah. Satellite overflow will be available at the chapel on 4250 South Falcon Street (4145 West). A viewing will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the chapel on Falcon Street and also Saturday before funeral services from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jordan North Stake Center. Interment, Valley View Cemetery, 4400 West 4100 South, where police honors will be given. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the LDS Temple Patron Assistance Fund.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2014
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