Keith Edward Wanlass
After a brief battle with leukemia Keith Edward Wanlass returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday June 28, 2012. Ed was born January 21, 1946 to Keith and Catherine Wanlass, in Salt Lake City Utah. He grew up in Grantsville, Utah. He graduated from Grantsville High School and continued on to play football at Snow College. Ed finished his education at Utah State University.Ed was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints he served a faithful mission in Uruguay. Also served in many leadership and teaching callings. Ed worked many years in law enforcement with both the Ogden Police Department and Tooele County Sheriff Department. After leaving law enforcement he worked as a chemist from Cargill Salt where he retired in 2008. Ed enjoyed camping, rock hounding,and his greatest passion scouting. Ed had many talents including, painting, jewelry making, leatherwork and storytelling. Ed is survived by his wife Pamela K. Degelbeck, daughter Racheal Wanlass-Silva, sons Travis (Charity) Reynolds and Keith Kaed (Adrianna) Wanlass , grandchildren Felicity (Ben) Gotsch, Michael & Brue Silva, Amber, Haley, Landon, Tee Reynolds, two sisters Jan (Terry) Baird, JoAnn (Anthony) Leonelli and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, and two younger sisters Julia Kay Wanlass and Jean Bolinder Elwell. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 am 81 North Church Street Grantsville, Utah with a viewing Thursday evening from 6-8pm also one hour prior to funeral services. Interment will follow at the Grantsville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Great Salt Lake Boy Scout Council. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial 435-277-0050.
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John Van Kampen
John Van Kampen, who was a short term resident of Grantsville (11 years), passed away June 15 at the age of 70 at his house at 29 N. Meadow Lark Circle, Grantsville. He was surrounded by his wife, Terry and three loving dogs. His two cats even came out of hiding and were on the dresser watching and wondering why two of the dogs were howling so hard and long. John was born in Sneek, Holland, on Dec. 5, 1941. All 10 of the kids in his family and his parents came to America by boat May 18, 1955. They lived in Cypress, Calif. John and Terry retired to Grantsville in 2001. John worked for a while making campers. Then they started the Parkway Motor Home business. From there he worked for a while at Home Depot and lastly he went to work for Chaparrel Motorcycle Distributing where he worked as a salesman until he left California. John served in the United States Army and will be buried in California with full honors at the Army cemetery in July 2012. John is survived by Theresa C. Van Kampen, his wife of 42 years, three dogs whom he loved deeply and two cats he hardly ever saw because they did not really like him. There will be a celebration of his life on the day of his 42nd wedding anniversary, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Ninth Ward building located off West Street in Grantsville. Everyone who knew John will be welcome. John was the baby of 10 children. He leaves behind a very large family, both from his side and his wife’s, too large to name them all. You know who you are and he loved every one of you. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made to the homeless children in Salt Lake City in the name of Theresa C. Van Kampen.
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