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Obituary for Elwin Herbert Dransfield

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Elwin Herbert Dransfield

November 29, 1922 - May 27, 2015

Syracuse – Elwin Herbert Dransfield resigned his position in life on May 27, 2015 at the William E. Christofferson Salt Lake Veterans Home. He was born November 29, 1922 to Herbert and Clara Margaret Dransfield in Ogden, Utah. Elwin married Myrene Brian on July 22, 1942 in the Logan LDS Temple. She passed away on March 21, 1986. He then married Katherine Hansen Van Luyk on July 10, 1993.

Elwin valiantly served his country during World War II. He graduated from Weber State College

with an associate’s degree. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years. At the end of

that service, a coworker who had worked next to him stated that he had never heard him say

a swear word or a bad word about anyone he worked with.


Elwin was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he was a

high priest. He gave many years of service serving in many callings, including bishoprics and

on the high council.


Elwin, or Ed, as he was fondly called by family and friends, was a gentle loving soul who was

kind to everyone. He truly showed unconditional love to his family. He gave his kids and

grandkids many fond memories on the boat, in his motor home and in their “secret place”. He

was deeply loved in return and will be greatly missed.


Elwin is survived by his wife, Katherine Dransfield; his children Dale (Peggy) Dransfield,

Keith (Joyce) Dransfield, Darla Gardiner, Sharon (Clare) Peterson; step daughters:  Karlene Wissel, Kathleen (Don) Smith, Cherlyn (Richard)Grossenbach, Lyndel (Iwan) Black; he had 44 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren who all adored him.


Elwin was preceded in death by his wife Myrene Brian Dransfield, his daughter Bonnie Butt and step daughter, Connie Hansen.


The family would like to thank everyone at the William E. Christofferson Veterans Home in Salt Lake City for all the special care they gave our Dad.

A viewing will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary in Ogden, Utah on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at

11:00 am.  Friends may greet family one hour prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 am.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 -36th St.

Ogden, UT  84403


There will also be visitation from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Service

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT  84403


Visitation prior to Service from 10:00 to 10:45 am


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ogden City Cemetery


, , Ogden, UT,

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Ogden City Cemetery

1875 Monroe Blvd

Ogden, UT


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Born: November 29, 1922
Died: May 27, 2015

Condolences for Elwin Herbert Dransfield

BEN LOMOND High Class of "65 posted on 6/2/15

Ben Lomond Class of 1965 sends their Love and Condolences on the loss of your Father. GOD BLESS BLHS "


Judy Beck Verbeck posted on 6/2/15

Dale, May I offer my condolences at this time. May you find peace to comfort your heart.


Warren & Avalyn Marquardt posted on 6/1/15

May we offer our condolences on Elwin's death. We have many pleasant memories associated with him - both in long past years and also in more recent ones at the Colonial Court Apts. in Ogden where we became acquainted with Katherine. Please excuse our absence at the services being held for him. Warren only recently underwent spinal surgery and is slowly recuperating and learning to use his legs again. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Warren & Avalyn Marquardt posted on 6/1/15

May we offer our condolences on Elwin's death. We have many pleasant memories associated with him, both in long past years and more recent ones. We were so pleased to once again enjoy his presence with his dear Katherine in the Colonial Court Apartments. Warren and I still have residence there. Please excuse our absence. Warren has only recently undergone spinal surgery and is slowly recuperating.


Pat (Malan) Smith posted on 6/1/15

Dear Dale, So sorry to see that your father passed away. He certainly lived a wonderful and long life. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat (Malan) and husband Steve Smith (class of '63)