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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 3 2008 12:00 a.m. MST

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We will all miss this great person, He has lived a great life and I am sure that his immediate family will miss him the most, my condolences to the Wirthlin Family, I remember as a young missionary meeting him in Fiji, his warm smile and positive attitude gave me courage to fulfill my mission...


Elder Wirthlin was a giant among men! we will miss him!

N Ogden

What an amazing man. He will surely be missed.


Well done, thou good and faithful servant.


Dear, dear Elder Wirthlin. We love you and will miss you. Rest in peace, as we know you will. Thank you for your life as an example of the love of Christ to all.


He will be missed--A humble giant who gave his live to service.


Thank you Elder Wirthlin for your service and your Christ-like example! We love you and you will be missed!


Thank you so much for your service. You are such an example to everyone around you! You will be missed!


What a great man he was! I will miss him very much. I'm so glad that I heard him speak in the last General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ. I have learned much from him thru all these years.


I loved Elder Wirthlin's conference talks and his great example of kindness, love and endurance. His words of wisdom and stories from his life have motivated me and my family. His last talk on "Come what may and love it" has helped me look differently at some of the trials that I have been going through recently. He is truly a pillar in the church. We will miss him.

Boise guy

I always loved his talks and will miss him. Sounds like he was a hard worker right to the end. I am glad he was able to perform the work he loved until it was time for him to move on.

He set me apart...

Elder Wirthlin set me apart as a Stake President some 15 years ago when he visited us to reorginize our Stake. He was wonderful! We found him very caring and personable and a profound witness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will miss him. His last talk this past conference was one of his best.


We will miss Elder Wirthlin. What a wonderful man he was. Our gratitude goes to his family. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Montana Mormon

Elder Wirthlin's last General Conference address was a classic. His counsel was powerful, loving, and wise--oh, so wise.

The University of Utah has lost its most ardent football fan!!


Elder Worthlin's talk "Come What May, and Love It" is one of my favorites from this past Conference. I have read and reread it since receiving the Ensign. It really touched me and is helping me carry on right now. I'm so glad we got to have him inspire us as long as he has, especially to speak this last time in Conference.


I met Elder Wirthlin in Mr. Mac one day, and I was only a young man, and he came up and shook my hand and took time to talk to me. This great man will be missed in the lives and hearts of all people.


We will miss you dearly Elder Wirthlin. Your life and messages inspired us always.


Dear Family of Elder Wirthlin,

How blessed we are to have known and loved this great Apostle. How fortunate life can be to witness the goodness of God in the lives of His servants. May this season of peace and love be that for all of you, as you reflect on the life of this tremendous man who served faithfully to the end. Thank you for sharing him with us. You have given us all a gift of yourselves through him.

May God bless all of you.


I can testify that Elder Wirthlin was and is an Apostle of God! Tjanks for your sacrifice, service and Love.

Great man

Elder Wirthlin toured our mission in Italy in the 1980s and I was so impressed with his ability to remember names and things about specific missionaries. He was incredibly caring and sincere. And he also loved Utah football having played for the University during his time on campus. A great man and a great loss for all of us.

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