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De Earl Wollenzien

10/11/1933 - 06/30/2019
Service Date: 07/16/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1007 S. 72nd St., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 07/16/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1007 S. 72nd St., Mesa, Arizona
Interment: Mountain View Memorial Gardens, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona

De Earl Wollenzien, 85, beloved husband of Leona Wollenzien for 48 years, died Sunday, June 30, in the respite care Unit of Springdale Village.  Born in Hot Springs, South Dakota, as there were no hospitals in Newcastle, WY at the time.  He grew up in Worland, WY and then in Laramie, WY where he attended the University of Wyoming.  He served in the US Army for 2 ¾ years with active service in the Continental US and Territory of Hawaii. 

His father, Frederick Earl Wollenzien, Mother Norma Lindberg, both deceased.  Sister June Blake (Paul) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, both deceased.  Nephew, David Blake (Peggy) of Texas.  Three sons, Wayne Earl Wollenzien (Angela) of Niles Michigan, Richard Cometto, Denver CO, deceased, Charles Cometto, Denver, CO.

He was employed by the state of Wyoming in various departments for 35 years.  Many years of service to Wyoming Jaycees in Laramie, WY; Local Treasurer, Board of Directors, and Local Executive Secretary and State Jaycee President, receiving the honor of Outstanding Young Men in 1965. 

De Earl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; serving in the Mesa, AZ Temple for 17 years and the Gilbert, AZ Temple for two years with his wife Leona.

Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Mesa, Arizona. 

Those we love don’t go away.  They walk beside us every day.


  • Raymond and Ramona Nelson

    Sending much love and prayers to your family at this time of loss and sadness. A great man gone on to his good reward. His service in the Frontier ward is not forgotten, nor our dear neighbors who lived on Deming Boulevard. May the good Lord fold you in His arms of comfort until we meet again .

  • Lyle and Kathi Gadbury

    What a privilege to know your family! We have fond memories of you and your time in Cheyenne. May you feel the Saviors love surround you. God bless you all.

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