Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 5, 2022
ElRoy Dean Zentner

Obit ElRoy Dean ZentnerElRoy Dean Zentner, 81, of Tooele, Utah, passed away from natural causes Jan. 1, 2022. ElRoy was born March 13, 1940, in Ophir, Utah, to John Dean and Nellie Zentner. ElRoy graduated from Tooele High School in 1958. ElRoy went on to get both a B.S degree and a M.S. degree from the University of Utah in business management and business education. He taught business classes for 30 years at Tooele High School (THS). When he retired from THS, he worked at EG&G Defense.

ElRoy served a 2.5 year mission to Switzerland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his life he held many church positions among which were: home teacher, Sunday School instructor, ward financial clerk, stake clerk, high councilor, family history consultant, and first counselor in two bishoprics.

ElRoy enjoyed his family and especially grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking and woodturning and built most of the furniture in their home.

ElRoy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Susan; children Shonda (Tom), Tiffeni, York (Sabrina), Chelsie, Weston (Michelle), Kirtli (Brandon); many grandchildren and step-grandchildren; siblings Barbara, Gaylen (Elizabeth), and JoDeane (Alan).

A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at 11 a.m., at the Tooele Stake Center, 253 S. 200 East, Tooele, Utah. A visitation for family and close friends will be held prior to the services at 10 a.m.

The family wants to thank all those who helped ElRoy in the last few months of his life.

2 thoughts on “ElRoy Dean Zentner

  1. He was my favorite teacher for ever he was a wonderful man and a great soul I think of very often so sorry for your loss

  2. I will miss him as a friend and a kind soul. We were not friends in the beginning when I first met him, however he turned out to be someone I respected and admired most the last two years of high school. I am thankful for him helping me, his advice, guidance, and friendship.

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