Samuel Richard Geldmacher, our wonderful father, husband, brother, the best uncle, grandpa and dear friend, Sam Geldmacher, age 74, returned to Heaven from complications of his heart on August 2, 2018, at Utah Valley Hospital with his loved ones at his side.
He was born December 3, 1943 to Ray and Virginia Worthington Geldmacher in Portola, California.
He enjoyed growing up in Grantsville, Utah. He loved working at his family grocery and hardware store. He graduated from Grantsville High School where he loved and lettered in football. He attended SUU in Cedar City, Utah.
He met and fell in love with Valeen Teerlink. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple and made their home in Mona, Utah.
Sam was a true workaholic for his trucking business, Geldmacher Trucking, but knew how to turn a work load into a memorable family vacation.
Sam is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has a firm belief of the power of prayer and knows without a doubt of the life hereafter.
He will be remembered for his loving heart, warm smile, concern for others, notable work ethics, generosity and the unconditional love for his friends and family. He leaves mortality knowing we will all be together again. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Valeen, children Kimberly (Mike) Hanigan, Clifton (Julie) Geldmacher, Tonya (Sheldon) Bronson, brothers Gary (Carol) Geldmacher, David (Julie) Geldmacher, sister Shirley Pope, and sister-in-law Tonna Geldmacher, 15 cherished grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 nieces, Shawna and Tory that he loved as his own.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Geldmacher, brother-in-law Don Maxwell, son-in-law Todd Kelson, and his favorite dog Nike.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Mona 3rd Ward Church, 100 East 800 South, Mona, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Anderson Funeral Home at 94 West 300 North in Nephi, Utah and Saturday one hour prior to the service.