Bartelt Wolthuis 1918 ~ 2004 NORTH OGDEN - Bartelt Wolthuis died Sat., Jan. 3, 2004 at his home. Bart was born on October 26, 1918, to Hindrik and Hillechiena Veldhuis Wolthuis in Delfzijl, Netherlands. His early years were spent sailing the waters of Europe on his father's ship hauling freight. He immigrated to Ogden in 1928, when his family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Ellen Wilson in the Salt Lake Temple in a ceremony performed by David O. McKay on June 23, 1943. Ellen passed away in June, 1999 and Bart has missed her greatly. They were reunited on Ellen's Birthday. He valued education. He graduated from Ogden High School, Weber College, and the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Following service as a dental officer during World War II, he established a dental practice in Ogden, where he spent his entire career. He was well respected and was named a fellow in the International College of Dentists. He enjoyed being with people and being in civic service. He served in numerous leadership positions, including being a two-term mayor of Ogden, Ogden City Councilman, a member of the University of Utah Hospital Board of Directors, member of the Board of Corrections for the State of Utah, and Rotary District Governor. He loved church service. His most recent service was as a sealer in the Ogden Temple, but he also served in various other teaching and leadership positions including Regional Representative, Stake President, and Bishop. He also loved scouting and was the recipient of the Silver Beaver. He joined his loving wife, parents, and 10 siblings. He is survived by two sisters, Jean Winn and Dena Shurtliff, and five children, Jan W. Arrington (Cammon), Farmington, UT, (currently serving in the Santa Rosa California Mission); Bart W. Wolthuis, (Judy) and John S. Wolthuis (Veronica), North Ogden; Susan W. Williams (Richard), Heber City, UT; and Ann W. Chambers (Dee) Syracuse, UT. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the Larkin & Sons Mortuary, 496 24th St. Ogden, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the ward chapel Friday, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fruitland Chapel, 2250 N. Fruitland Dr., North Ogden, with Bishop Brent Shaw of the Mountain Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Perpetual Education Fund or the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News on Jan. 8, 2004.