Grant Warren Weiler1922 ~ 2012Grant was born on June 18, 1922, son of Grant Nicholson and Alva Leone Wayman Weiler in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He married his eternal companion, Dorothy Stark, in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 4, 1947. This year marks their 65th Wedding Anniversary. Grant graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management degree and a minor in Botany, one of his great loves. In 1963, Grant decided to pursue his love of botany in the floral business. He purchased Flint Floral in Kaysville which included 10 greenhouses. If you look along the freeway exit off I-15 going into Kaysville, you will notice about a dozen spruce trees, all of which Grant planted while he owned Flint Floral. Grant's final employment was with Fur Breeders Agriculture Cooperative for over 22 years. For most of that time he was their Secretary Treasurer. After his retirement, he was called back to work as acting General Manager to aid in selecting a CEO. He often said that members of the Cooperative were some of the finest people he was privileged to serve. Grant was also Treasurer for some time at the Utah Council of Farm Cooperatives. Grant served with the 30th Infantry Division during World War II, having participated in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge, and several other campaigns. He received the Bronze Star Medal, a Presidential Unit Citation, various battle ribbons and other citations. He was very proud of his Combat Infantryman Badge. Grant was a High Priest in the Holladay 27th Ward and served in various callings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In his younger years, he especially enjoyed serving in the Young Men organization. Grant loved horticulture and working in his garden. One of his favorite productions was his everbearing raspberry patch. For many years, the grandchildren loved picking bowls of raspberries. Grant loved life and loved his children and grandchildren very much. He especially enjoyed our summer pool parties and our family's "Annual Regatta" which lasted over 15 years. He enjoyed a good laugh and Sunday dinners with his family. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be forever missed. Grant is survived by his wife Dottie and five wonderful children: Dr. Michael Rand, Grant Lynn, Jeff Warren, Suzanne (Doug) Hardy, Robert Stark, and his sister Barbara (Fred) Cortese. He leaves four beautiful grandchildren: Alexis, Jonathan, Emily, and Hannah Hardy. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jonathan Kent, and daughter Patricia Joyce. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Holladay 27th Ward Chapel, 5450 South Holladay Blvd in Salt Lake City with Viewing from 10:00 11:30 am. Interment at Holladay Memorial Cemetery. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: We love you Dad & Grandpa!