In memory of
March 16, 1990 ~ April 16, 2017 Richard Dellenbach was born March 16, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah and passed away on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 after suffering eleven years from a rare progressive, neurodegenerative brain disorder. Rich lived a full twenty-seven years, enjoying many hours outdoors -- fishing, hiking, playing golf and soccer, and as an enthusiastic sportsman. Rich played on the Olympus Jr. High and High School golf teams and won a golf tournament at the University of Utah. He enjoyed fishing in New Zealand, off the coasts of Prince of Wales and Nantucket Islands, and on the Provo, Green, Logan, Cimarron, Wisconsin, and Columbia rivers and caught trophy-sized King Salmon on the Kenai River in Alaska. Rich played competition league soccer and worked as a soccer referee. He was an excellent fly-fisherman and tied his own flies. Rich earned his Eagle Scout, loved camping and many outdoor adventures. He spent many fall days exploring for deer and elk in the mountains of Utah. Rich was a good student and was known to be reliable, helpful and kind to those around him in school. After high school, Rich served a church and family history service mission for four years at the LDS Church office building, also volunteering at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Red Cross. Rich was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and will always be known as a Christian and a servant of the Lord. Rich is survived by his parents, David and Amy, and by his brothers, Andrew and Michael, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. The family would like to thank Rich's many friends, neighbors, doctors and hospital staff, including those at the University of Utah, Columbia University, IHC, Primary Children's and the Mayo Clinic. A funeral in appreciation of Rich's life will be held at the LDS Ward located at 2625 Milo Way, Holladay Utah on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing for friends and family will be held the evening before on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Milo Way building between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.
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