Obituary: DEMIE, REINIER

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21 2014 6:31 p.m. MDT

Reinier DeMie 1930 ~ 2011

Reinier DeMie our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 4, 2011. Born on May 8, 1930 in Dordrecht, Netherlands to Reinier and Pieternella DeMie. He came to the United States in 1953 to marry his sweetheart Lenie VanSchelt. He was proud to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many leadership positions. His passion was genealogy and temple work. Together with his wife they served a mission in the Netherlands. He was an avid sports fan who especially loved the University of Utah, the Jazz and Real Salt Lake. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping with his family. We will miss his smile, sense of humor and the way he made us laugh. He will mostly be remembered for being our Dad. He is survived by his wife, children; Ray (Lisa), MaryJane (Scott) Johnson, Lynn (Patsy), Michael (Cathy) and Ellie (Robert) Smith, twenty seven grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Salt Lake 12th Ward, 630 E. 100 S. Viewings will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at the church as well as one hour prior to services. Interment: Redwood Memorial Cemetery