Richard B. ‘Dick’ Grondel
Our sweet Grampie, Richard B “Dick” Dick and Lanora Grondel, passed away peacefully at his grew up home early Saturday morning, Jan. 14, in Ogden and 2017, at the age of 82. lived in Layton,
He was born Nov. 7, 1934, to John Milton and the and Althea Bateman Grondel. He married Mountain View Lanora Adaire McGill in the Salt Lake area of Wyoming. Temple on May 6, 1953. They have one daughter, Robin Liegh and son-in-law He loved Kevin Beck, as well as a foster daughter, baseball and Melanie Little Wolf. They have five playing first grandchildren: Cheston (Charlene) Beck, base. He also Amanda (Johnston) Hurd, Miranda (Albion) refereed basketball Yeaman, Mitchell (Opalgene) Beck for many years, but one of his greatest and Kaliegh (Erik) Walther; and nine great joy was spending time outdoors. In grandchildren: London Yeaman, Lorna 1972, Dick and Lanora bought 22 acres in Hurd, Janika Hurd, Charlie Yeaman, Cordin the Uinta Mountains and began an amazing Hurd, Marcella Walther, Jonah Beck, adventure. That adventure lasted a Carver Hurd and Cecilia Hurd. lifetime and culminated in a magnificent
Dick was an active, faithful member of mountain home. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Dick adored his wife and served her his Saints and held many positions including whole life. He was an example to all as serving in several bishoprics. He spent his he supported her in all of her interests and life serving others and exemplifying the hobbies. He also loved to serve others and Savior. He served two missions with his one of his highlights for many years was wife, one in Cherokee, North Carolina, centered around Christmas Eve. He created and also in the Ogden Inner City. Dick and a Santa “family,” enlisting his wife and his wife established the L.D.S. Cherokee grandchildren to help him. They were able Geneology Family through the blessings to bring joy to children and others, which of the Priesthood. The Cherokee name made him feel complete. given to him is “Wind Beneath Wings.” Dick was preceded in death by his parents He was a master at making walking staffs and his brother, John Grondel. using materials from their land, and he enjoyed Fly high “Wind Beneath Wings.” making and playing his own flute. Funeral were held Jan. 20, 2017, in the
Dick graduated from Ogden High Milton Chapel in Milton, Utah. Interment School and went to work at HAFB. He was in the Milton Cemetery. In lieu of had his own gas station business for several flowers, the family has asked for donations years. He later sold life insurance and to help with the funeral expenses at industrial chemicals. He also worked part- Wells Fargo Bank under the Dick Grondel time for the Morgan School District. Memorial Fund.