He was also chairman of the Flight Operations Committee of the International Air Transport Association. From 1949 to 1990, Zwickau belonged to East Germany and was a center for the mining of coal. He served in that position until January 2018. They knew that the Lord would open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings upon those who faithfully obeyed this law.2. That temple is dear to Harriet and Dieter because their parents, they, and their children were all sealed there. Their feelings of deserved adoration for him were very evident to me. He was raised in Zwickau, Germany, where … And our children feel that Opa will know the answer, whatever the question may be. El élder Uchtdorf nació el 6 de noviembre de 1940, en Ostrava, Checoslovaquia, y sus padres son Karl Albert y Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. Numerous attempts to release the frozen steering stick failed. After many long and perilous days of separation, the family was finally reunited. Above: Even though his job as a pilot required long absences from home, both of his children (pictured with their parents) remember that their father always made spending time together a priority. Through the years, he has lived with the ever-present consequences of war and the awareness that his own country had inflicted terrible pain on others. Though their family was penniless twice as refugees of war, they lived the law of tithing. She left behind all of the family’s possessions and brought her family to Zwickau, Germany, to be on the western front as the Allies approached. Now, in jest, the children chide their parents for leaving for the United States, while they have remained in Europe. Right, from top: Dieter (right) with friends in front of the Frankfurt meetinghouse. They fled to Frankfurt/Main in 1952 where he received an education in engineering. Harriet and Dieter were sealed on December 14, 1962, in the Bern Switzerland Temple. El presidente Uchtdorf nació el 6 de noviembre de 1940, en Ostrava, Checoslovaquia, y sus padres son Karl Albert y Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. Uchtdorf, geboren als Sohn von Karl Albert und Hildegard E. Uchtdorf, ging in Zwickau und Frankfurt am Main zur Schule. Seated: David Evans (son-in-law), Antje Evans (daughter), Eric Evans (grandson), Robin Uchtdorf (grandson), Carolyn Uchtdorf (daughter-in-law), Guido Uchtdorf (son), and Jasmin Uchtdorf (granddaughter). Left: photographs from Lufthansa Bordbuch, courtesy of the Uchtdorf family; right: photograph by Welden C. Andersen, Left: photograph by Welden C. Andersen; right: photograph by Craig Dimond. Because of its strategic importance during World War II, it became a prime target for Allied bombers. Second Counselor in the First Presidency. I am very blessed to be his wife.”. They went to church, felt the Spirit, were uplifted by the kindness of the members, and were edified by the hymns of the Restoration.3 In 1947 Dieter’s parents were baptized in Zwickau; Dieter was baptized nearly two years later at the age of eight. Dieter F. Uchtdorf was born in Mahrisch Ostrau, Czechoslovakia, on November 6, 1940. He is German by natinoanliy. But the Lord has known and loved this special man from before the world was formed. En 1952, ils ont fui pour aller à Francfort-sur-le-Main où il a suivi des études d’ingénieur. They carried with them only a little food and precious family photographs that had been preserved from destruction through World War II. President Joseph F. Smith (1838–1918) revealed that leaders (such as President Uchtdorf) “were also among the noble and great ones who were chosen in the beginning to be rulers in the Church of God. Harriet describes her husband as having a big heart. The faith of this family is personified by the faith of President Uchtdorf’s grandmother. on February 3, 2008. At a young single adult meeting (back row, far left); Harriet, his future wife, is in the front, second from left. Dieter’s father, Karl Albert Uchtdorf, was drafted into the German Army during World War II and immediately taken from his wife and small children. His parents risked their lives for their freedom and faith. Dieter and Harriet Uchtdorf enjoy outdoor activities, cherish the arts, and are happiest when spending time with their family. “That was quality time!”. The branch president gave thorough instruction regarding the duties and responsibilities of a new quorum president. His mother, Hildegard, who died in 1991, was not only courageous, but she was also a true convert and devoted disciple who served in many callings in the Church. When we were younger, I didn’t realize how busy my father was because he always had time for us. Opposite page: The Uchtdorf family in 2006. In fact, he and his family were also victims of an oppressive dictatorship. He served in that position until January 2018. En 1947, sa famille est devenue membre de l’Église à Zwickau (Allemagne). In 1947 his family became members of the Church in Zwickau, Germany. Mosiah 3:20; see also Revelation 14:6; 1 Nephi 19:17; 2 Nephi 26:13; Mosiah 15:28; 16:1; Alma 37:4; D&C 133:37. They fled to Frankfurt/Main in 1952 where he received an education in engineering. Eles fugiram para Frankfurt/Main em 1952, onde ele estudou engenharia. As Guido explained, “Father teaches of the blessings that come from prayer, scripture study, obedience to the commandments, and a positive attitude. The brothers arrived first; their father followed. She was standing in line for food following the end of World War II when an elderly single sister with no family of her own invited her to sacrament meeting. Frère Uchtdorf est né le 6 novembre 1940 à Ostrava (Tchécoslovaquie), dans le foyer de Karl Albert Uchtdorf et Hildegarde Else Opelt. En 1952, ils ont fui pour aller à Francfort-sur-le-Main où il a suivi des études d’ingénieur. It was Elder Burton who ordained Dieter F. Uchtdorf to the office of elder and gave memorable instruction that Dieter heeded precisely. Then, when boundaries were changed, he was called as president of the Mannheim Germany Stake. President Uchtdorf describes his mother as brilliant. As a child growing up after World War II, President Uchtdorf remembers playing in bombed-out houses and discovering guns, ammunition, and other weapons deserted in the nearby forest. Their daughter, Antje, is married to David A. Evans. Key Doctrines: President Uchtdorf is a talented pilot and often speaks with awe of the sky and the expanse of the universe. That was the beginning of an enjoyable family tradition—skiing together. Virtually every member of the Lufthansa crew came eagerly to greet their former chief pilot. He has served as a General Authority since April 1994. The mathematical probability of this Czechoslovakian-born child of a convert family surviving such a risk-laden life and then being called to serve in the First Presidency is most unlikely. [5] Guido realized that his father’s vocation as an airline pilot necessitated his absence from home for lengthy periods. It became an imperative for them. År 1947 blev hans familj medlemmar i kyrkan i Zwickau i Tyskland. Início da vida. After Dieter and his mother had walked long hours, Sister Uchtdorf’s knees began to weaken. Em 1947, sua família se filiou à Igreja em Zwickau, Alemanha. This doctrine is taught by ancient and modern prophets. He is a wonderful husband, always looking for ways to support me. He is a man of great humor and wit. President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf are great servants of the Lord, willing and able to provide counsel to the President of the Church. He has served as a General Authority since April 1994. Standing, from left: Patrick Evans (grandson), Harriet, Dieter, and Daniel Evans (grandson). While also working as training and check captain, he received several management responsibilities. Her husband had been drafted into the German army, and Sister Uchtdorf bravely fended for her family as the war in Europe swirled about them. His father honored the priesthood that had been entrusted to him. Public transportation in Frankfurt was relatively inexpensive, but the family could not afford for all to travel to church each week. 2005, 13; Ensign, Mar. Er studierte Maschinenbau und Betriebswirtschaftslehre in Köln. En 1947 los integrantes de su familia se hicieron miembros de la Iglesia en Zwickau, Alemania, y huyeron hacia Fráncfort del Meno en 1952 donde él estudió ingeniería. There they stopped to eat a meager meal, only to realize, when they saw Russian guards, that they were still shy of the border. Members of the Church will gladly and gratefully follow their inspired leadership. Dieter F. Uchtdorf nació en Moravská Ostrava (en alemán: Mährisch-Ostrau); [2] es hijo de Karl Albert Uchtdorf y Hildegard Else Opelt. Finally the powerfully strong pilot, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, overcame the resistance and made a successful emergency landing. Nel 1947 la sua famiglia si unì alla Chiesa a Zwickau, in Germania. His teachings and engaging, gracious manner inspire me to labor more diligently and to improve myself. Äldste Uchtdorf föddes den 6 november 1940 i dåvarande Mährisch-Ostrau i Tjeckoslovakien som son till Karl Albert och Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. President Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in then Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. Seven years earlier, toward the close of World War II, they had fled from home as foreign forces approached. In Lausanne studierte er internationale Unternehmensführung. His father, Karl Albert Uchtdorf, was conscripted into the German Army, leaving his mother, Hildegard E. Opelt Uchtdorf, to bravely fend for her little family in the midst of war. Whether an outing was educational or recreational, it helped strengthen family ties. Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf was born of goodly parents, Karl Albert and Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf, on November 6, 1940, in Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia. These three presiding high priests complement each other. They are parents of three children: Jasmin, age seven; Robin, age five; and Niklas Ivan, age one. The family left Czechoslovakia in 1944 and moved to Zwickau, Germany. The family’s one-room apartment near Frankfurt was small and infested with mice. Parenting and grandparenting at a distance are now facilitated for the Uchtdorf family by the use of modern technology. Their sister, Christel, traveled with two other girls on a train that passed briefly through West Germany en route to its destination city in East Germany. Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava (German: Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi-occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Ostrava, Czech Republic). Nel 1952 gli Uchtdorf si trasferirono a Francoforte sul Meno, dove il presidente Uchtdorf ha compiuto gli studi di ingegneria. Dieter and his mother then arrived, and his sister came last. 1952 flüchteten sie nach Frankfurt am Main. Elder Uchtdorf was born on 6 November 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf was born of goodly parents, Karl Albert and Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf, on November 6, 1940, in Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia. He has total faith in God, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, faith in the Church, and faith that heavenly help will come to him when needed. See Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “The Opportunity to Testify,” Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2004, 74. Dieter F. Uchtdorf and Harriet Reich married in 1962. What a joyful day it was for him, decades later, when on February 16, 2008, his granddaughter, Crystal, was sealed to her husband, Steven, in the Salt Lake Temple by a member of the First Presidency, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Asked about her father and his new calling, Antje replied, “We are blessed to have such wonderful parents. En 1947 los integrantes de su familia se hicieron miembros de la Iglesia en Zwickau, Alemania, y huyeron hacia Fráncfort del … Elder Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. E-mail and telephone calls are augmented by the transmission of movie clips and photographs via the Internet. He is the son of Karl Albert Uchtdorf (father) and Hildegard Else Opelt (mother). For political reasons, the life of Dieter’s father was in extreme danger. Dieter F. Uchtdorf real name is Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf. Guido and Antje learned from their parents the importance of time together as a family. He spoke of an occasion several years ago when he, his sister, mother, and father all took skiing lessons. He was raised … He is a good and compassionate leader. In 1965 Dieter F. Uchtdorf began working for Lufthansa German Airlines as a pilot. On one occasion she and the children were in a public auditorium. Family is of utmost importance to him. Dieter and his mother continued their trek as refugees, hitchhiking and walking to their destination at a suburb near Frankfurt. Their great reunion was joyful. His grandmother and his parents accepted the invitation. Frère Uchtdorf est né le 6 novembre 1940 dans ce qui était alors Mährisch-Ostrau (Tchécoslovaquie), dans le foyer de Karl Albert Uchtdorf et Hildegarde Else Opelt. On wiki it merely says: "Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava (German: Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi-occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Ostrava, Czech Republic). They had their deep faith in God, and they had their membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, acquired barely five years earlier. Karl Albert Uchtdorf was born on month day 1905, at birth place, to Friedericke Louise Uchtdorf. Elder Uchtdorf est né le 6 novembre 1940 à Ostrava (Tchécoslovaquie), dans le foyer de Karl Albert Uchtdorf et Hildegarde Else Opelt. Dieter was the youngest in the family and didn’t understand where his father was going, only th… A plan was implemented. These parents and their children were sealed in the Swiss Temple in 1956. Karl had 3 sisters: Louise Martha Uchtdorf and 2 other siblings. The Uchtdorfs are the parents of two children. President Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in then Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. But time together is valued. Later, he survived an episode while piloting an airplane when the steering control failed to function properly. President Uchtdorf’s faith in the Lord was evident as he accepted calls to serve in the Church. Their children have adhered to that same counsel. En 1952, ils ont fui pour aller à Francfort-sur-le-Main où il a suivi des études d’ingénieur. Family: Born Nov. 6, 1940, to Karl Albert and Hilde Else Opelt Uchtdorf in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia; married Harriet Reich, Dec. 14, 1962, in the Swiss Temple (now Bern Switzerland Temple); children Antje Evans and Guido, five grandchildren. Dieter F. Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. Elder Uchtdorf was born on 6 November 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. Er erhielt 1962 in den USA Abzeichen als Kampfpilot. His career started with an education in engineering, followed by six years in the German Air Force. There he began to prepare for the fulfillment of his foreordination as a priesthood leader in the Church of God. The mother and son terminated their picnic, picked up their packs, and climbed even higher before reaching their goal. De flyktet til Frankfurt/Main i 1952, hvor han tok utdannelse i ingeniørfag. Photographs courtesy of the Uchtdorf family, except as noted; top: photograph by Craig Dimond; background: photographs by Matthew Reier and J. Scott Knudsen. He calls Harriet the sunshine in his life. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf was called as second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 3, 2008. He married Carolyn Waldner from Basel, Switzerland. Young Dieter was intrigued by the rodents running around. Now he stands beside President Thomas S. Monson in his sacred calling. From 1949 to 1990, Zwickau belonged to East Germany and was a center for the mining of coal. MOTHER: Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. Dieter remembers the significance of that teaching, which a lesser leader might have slighted simply because there was only one other member of the deacons quorum. One cannot study the life of this great man without gaining a sense of his unique and unshakable faith. In 1947 his family became members of the Church in Zwickau, Germany. From 1970 until 1996 he flew as captain of the B737, Airbus, DC10, and B747. We hear that from many of his former professional colleagues as well as from friends in the Church. Dieter F. Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. President and Sister Uchtdorf’s youngest grandson, Niklas Ivan Uchtdorf, was born in 2007. Uncorrected, this condition would cause the plane to continue to roll and to crash. Antje and David have three sons: 19-year-old twins, Daniel and Patrick, and 8-year-old Eric. They had 2 sons: Wolfgang Karl Adolf Uchtdorf … Yes, he has been foreordained for his duties as a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love and sustain President Uchtdorf in his sacred responsibilities.”, One cannot study the life of this great man without also gaining a sense of his foreordination for the great responsibilities that are now his. O Presidente Uchtdorf nasceu em 6 de novembro de 1940, em Ostrava, Tchecoslováquia, filho de Karl Albert e Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. He would have to escape alone to minimize risks to his wife and children. Dieter remembers his branch president at the time Dieter was set apart as president of the deacons quorum. Now they were refugees again. ELDER DEITER F UCHTDORF . In 1959 he joined the German Air Force and served for six years as a fighter pilot. Sister Uchtdorf and her children were spared. With his call as an Apostle, the Uchtdorfs left their homeland and now live permanently in the United States. Il a grandi à Zwickau (Allemagne), où sa famille s’est jointe à l’Église en 1947. At age 2 (second from right) with his sister, Christel (right), and two friends. He remembers his mother taking him to air-raid shelters for safety. These positions included Section Chief Pilot B737, head of Lufthansa pilot school in Arizona, head of all cockpit crews, and finally Senior Vice President Flight Operations and Lufthansa Chief Pilot. Shortly thereafter, the building was destroyed by an act of war. Harriet was baptized when she was nearly 13 years of age, along with her mother and her sister, after missionaries knocked on their door and taught them the gospel. Eldste Uchtdorf ble født 6. november 1940 i Ostrava i Tsjekkoslovakia, sønn av Karl Albert og Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. They fled to Frankfurt/Main in 1952 where he received an education in engineering. With a friend’s car in Frankfurt. Of lesser significance was the fact that they had left behind virtually all of their possessions. But this time the greetings were quite different. He is Aviators (German Aviator) by profession. Elder Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. In 2004, prior to his call to the Quorum of the Twelve, and quite by coincidence, Elder Uchtdorf and I traveled together on a Lufthansa flight to Europe. der Kirche an. Elder Uchtdorf was born on November 6, 1940 in then Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Else Opelt Uchtdorf. In 1947 his family became members of th… He was raised … “But when Dad returned home, we played, we talked, and we laughed together,” Guido added. Pada tahun 1947 keluarganya menjadi anggota Gereja di Zwickau, Jerman. Dieter, age 11—the youngest of the children—and his courageous mother took still another route. Alma taught that priesthood leaders “were ordained—being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God.”5. Elder Uchtdorf was called as second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 3, 2008. In 1994 he was called to the Second Quorum of the Seventy, while maintaining his home in Germany and his occupational responsibilities with Lufthansa. Early life and education. Her mother and her sister have since passed away. They have two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Genealogy for Dieter Fridrich Uchtdorf family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Once more they owned nothing. Three years later Elder and Sister Uchtdorf moved to Utah, which they then regarded as their turn for an “overseas assignment.”, When Elder Uchtdorf was called to the holy apostleship in October 2004, some representatives of the media hailed him as the “German Apostle.” Then he correctly taught that he was called to represent the Lord to the people, not the other way around. Il a grandi à Zwickau (Allemagne), où sa famille s’est jointe à l’Église en 1947. After the war, Dieter’s father worked in coal and uranium mines in Zwickau under environmental conditions that predisposed him to the development of a malignant disease that claimed his life at age 62, in Germany. His father cherished his priesthood responsibilities as a deacon, teacher, priest, and elder. Above: The new First Presidency was announced at a press conference in Salt Lake City on February 4, 2008. They seemed to perceive his great faith as well as his caring for them. It is not unusual for airline passengers to recognize and greet General Authorities traveling on the same plane. Elder Uchtdorf est né le 6 novembre 1940 à Ostrava (Tchécoslovaquie), dans le foyer de Karl Albert et Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. The family left Czechoslovakia in 1944 and moved to Zwickau, Germany. He explains that she could do mathematics in her head, and she taught him to do the same. He is to teach and testify of the Lord Jesus Christ to “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people.”4, Elder David A. Bednar was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the same time as Elder Uchtdorf. They fled to Frankfurt/Main in 1952 where he received an education in engineering. Once more they had to start over. But they had each other. In 1947, his family became members of the church in Zwickau, Germany. Most occupants of the auditorium were killed. He won the coveted Commander’s Trophy for being the outstanding student pilot in his class. Opposite page: President Uchtdorf and Elder David A. Bednar were both called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 2004. These things are much more important to him than to wonder where Kolob is located.”. With great sincerity he testifies that the family is ordained of God. FATHER: Karl Albert Uchtdorf. Prior to his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1996, President Uchtdorf worked for Lufthansa Airlines. When we have a problem, we seek his advice. In 1985 he was called to be the president of the Frankfurt Germany Stake. Uchtdorf was born on Nov. 6, 1940 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, to Karl Albert and Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. Because of that urgent feeling, she availed herself of a wheeled cart, placed young Dieter in it, and scurried away with her children as quickly as possible. They live in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1947 his family became members of the Church in Zwickau, Germany. L'Anziano Uchtdorf è nato il 6 novembre 1940 a Ostrava, in Cecoslovacchia, da Karl Albert e Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. His sister, Christel Uchtdorf Ash, who served a mission in Germany, presently resides in Texas, in the southern United States. Since then, his brothers, Wolfgang and Karl-Heinz, have passed away. Dieter F. Uchtdorf nasceu em Moravská Ostrava (em alemão: Mährisch Ostrau), [1] é filho de Karl Albert Uchtdorf e Hildegard Else Opelt. Repeatedly, his flight instructor issued the order to bail out. Cuando era niño, su familia se trasladó a Zwickau , [ 1 ] en Alemania del Este , mientras que su padre estaba ausente en el ejército, viajando a través de áreas que estaban siendo bombardeadas. Dieter F. Uchtdorf was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church on October 2, 2004. They fled to Frankfurt/Main in 1952 where he received an education in engineering. They would have to make the attempt separately. It was within his family that the seeds of his powerful faith were sown and nurtured. Karl married Hildegard Else Uchtdorf on month day 1932, at age 27 at marriage place. Left, from top: President Uchtdorf’s parents, Hildegard and Karl, at the Bern Switzerland Temple. Presiden Uchtdorf lahir pada tanggal 6 November 1940 di Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, putra dari Karl Albert dan Hildegard Opelt Uchtdorf. It is no wonder that President Uchtdorf feels so passionately about the sacred institution of the family. They lined up for the privilege of shaking his hand. Frère Uchtdorf est né le 6 novembre 1940 dans ce qui était alors Mährisch-Ostrau (Tchécoslovaquie), dans le foyer de Karl Albert Uchtdorf et Hildegarde Else Opelt. He was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church on October 2, 2004. So they took turns. Four-year-old Dieter was frightened but also fascinated by the lights of aircraft as they flew overhead. She is the love of his life. [2] Upon President Uchtdorf’s call to the First Presidency, Elder Bednar said, “Sitting next to, serving with, and learning from President Uchtdorf have been great blessings in my life. Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava (German: Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi … Ultimately he became chief pilot and senior vice president of flight operations for Lufthansa. A remarkable reward came to one of those missionaries, Elder Gary Jenkins, who had taught and baptized the Reich family. “He is kind. The family’s commitment to the Church became strong and enduring. Dieter carried their belongings and helped his mother climb a final hill to freedom. We were never a second priority. Officially designated as the German Democratic Republic. Indeed that is his sacred calling. His foundation of faith undergirded confidence in his own ability to achieve. Uchtdorf was born to ethnic Germans Karl Albert Uchtdorf and Hildegard Else Opelt in Moravská Ostrava (German: Mährisch-Ostrau), which at the time was in the Nazi-occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (now Ostrava, Czech Republic). Harriet’s father had died from cancer just eight months earlier. He was born on November 6, 1940 at Ostrava, Czech Republic. President Uchtdorf acknowledges the hand of the Lord in allowing him to survive such an ordeal.7. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: A Family Man, a Man of Faith, a Man Foreordained, Faith in His Step and a Song in His Heart, All Human Beings Are Created in the Image of God, Long-term Aid Helps Tsunami Victims Along the Road to Recovery, LDS Students Seem to Counter Dropout Trend, Church Continues “Open Door” Tradition, “President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: A Family Man, a Man of Faith, a Man Foreordained,” Liahona, July 2008, 14–21, A Family Man, a Man of Faith, a Man Foreordained. President Uchtdorf met his future wife, Harriet Reich, as they attended meetings of the Church’s Mutual Improvement Association. He was raised in Zwickau, Germany, where … To avoid suspicion, the rest of the family would not be able to travel together. In 1996 he became a full-time General Authority to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy. I 1947 ble familien hans medlemmer av Kirken i Zwickau i Tyskland. En 1947, sa famille est devenue membre de l’Église à Zwickau (Allemagne). 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