Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 7, 2018
Samuel Richard Geldmacher

Obit Samuel Richard GeldmacherOur wonderful father, husband, brother, the best uncle, grandpa and dear friend, Sam Geldmacher, age 74, returned to Heaven from complications of his heart on Aug. 2, 2018, at Utah Valley Hospital with his loved ones at his side.

He was born Dec. 3, 1943, to Ray and Virginia Worthington Geldmacher in Portola, California.

He enjoyed growing up in Grantsville, Utah. He loved working at his family grocery and hardware store. He graduated from Grantsville High School where he loved and lettered in football. He attended SUU in Cedar City, Utah.

He met and fell in love with Valeen Teerlink. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple and made their home in Mona, Utah.

Sam was a true workaholic for his trucking business, Geldmacher Trucking, but knew how to turn a workload into a memorable family vacation.

Sam is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has a firm belief of the power of prayer and knows without a doubt of the life hereafter.

He will be remembered for his loving heart, warm smile, concern for others, notable work ethic, generosity and the unconditional love for his friends and family. He leaves mortality knowing we will all be together again. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Valeen; children, Kimberly (Mike) Hanigan, Clifton (Julie) Geldmacher, and Tonya (Sheldon) Bronson; brothers, Gary (Carol) Geldmacher and David (Julie) Geldmacher; sister Shirley Pope and sister-in-law Tonna Geldmacher; 15 cherished grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 nieces, Shawna and Tory, who he loved as his own.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Geldmacher, brother-in-law Don Maxwell, son-in-law Todd Kelson and his favorite dog Nike.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Mona 3rd Ward Church, 100 E. 800 South, Mona, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 94 W. 300 North in Nephi, Utah, and on Saturday one hour prior to the service.

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