Loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, and uncle, passed away at his home on November 14th, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born, April 29, 1936. In Lyman, Utah to Welby & Katie Van Dyke. He loved the Gospel and served an LDS mission in the Netherlands. He served as an ordinance worker with his wife in the Salt Lake Temple for over 6 years. Married the love of his life, Beris Wiberg, on December 28, 1960. He loved camping, riding 4 wheelers, fishing, hunting, and traveling, with his family. Photography and bowling. He was a gun enthusiast that enjoyed collecting and shooting. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

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Survived by wife and best friend Beris, daughters; Allison (Mike) Forbush, Amy (Tom) Eisiminger; ten grandsons, two granddaughters, 19 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, brothers; Karl (Lenora) Van Dyke, (Peggy) Van Dyke, Richard (Rose Marie) Van Dyke, Ronald (Geraldine) Van Dyke, Rene (Colleen) Van Dyke, Albert (Marian) Van Dyke, Joe (Fern) Van Dyke, Sisters; Neta (Mardell) Topham, Judy LeFevere, Jeanine (Zane) Gillet. Preceded in death by his son Russell Leon Van Dyke, parents, brother; Newel J Van Dyke, sister; Emma Van Dyke.

The family would like to thank Niki and all the other angels at Inspiration Hospice that help care for Leon the final months of his life.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 21st at 11:00, viewing at 10:00 at 1250 E Murray Holiday Road. Due to the current restrictions; we request that only immediate family (brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren) attend. Masks are required. Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan.

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Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Farm Hill Ward
1250 East Murray Holladay Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Funeral Service

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Farm Hill Ward
1250 East Murray Holladay Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT


  • Survived By
  • Allison Forbush, Daughter
  • Amy Eisiminger, Daughter
  • Beris Van Dyke, Spouse
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Russell Van Dyke, Son

Life Story Info

Post Date

Nov 18, 2020

Personal Info


Lyman, Utah, United States


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death






Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint


Construction & Skilled Trades

Military Affiliation

  • National Guard

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I worked with Leon at Utah Sand and Gravel (Cottonwood plant) back in the mid sixties. He and I worked the afternoon shift of maintenance work after the plant closed down for the day. Leon was an excellent welder and I learned a lot from him. He told me about his growing up in Wayne County, which was the reason I bought a cabin in Torrey. Rest in peace, Leon.

Doug Pratt , Salt Lake City, UT, US Jan 19, 2021

We will miss you Leon.

Susan Van Dyke Kent , Riverdale, UT, US Nov 19, 2020