E. Robert Wyss, passed away peacefully on April 18, 1998 at home following a heroic battle with a recent illness.
He was born December 6, 1919 to Emil Herman Wyss and Sigrid Berntsen Wyss in Salt Lake City. He married June Vincent on May 28, 1946, in the Salt Lake Temple, who passed away April 30, 1993.He is survived by his children: daughter Dana Lynn Wyss, sons E. Robert (Larene) Wyss II, and J. Richard (Frances) Wyss and three grandchildren: Meghann, John Robert and Rachel; sisters Barbara (Soren) Barrett, Marjorie (Grant) Sandstrom, and brothers Richard (Erveen) Wyss and Lawrence (Thelma) Wyss. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Robert grew up in Salt Lake City, graduating from South High School, the University of Utah and Harvard University. On the day of graduation from the U of U in 1941, he received a commission in the US Army which, along with ROTC training, began his military service which ended as a Field Artillery Captain with an honorable discharge in 1945. His service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began as a teenager and continued without interruption until his death. Among other assignments, he served with his sweetheart, June, in the LDS Church stake president's Philmont Training Program with the Boy Scouts of America. This and other BSA service earned him the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards and was the source of great joy and satisfaction.
Professionally, he used his degrees in Business Management to teach and train others for more than 50 years both at the college level and as the principal in Wyss & Associates, an independent consulting firm.
His recent illness robbed him of his otherwise excellent health, but not his zest for living, his joy of service to others or his love and devotion to his family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 23, 1998 at 12 noon in the Monument Park Stake Center (1320 South Wasatch Dr.). Friends may call Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and at the chapel on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Drive (enter from 3300 South).
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