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LaVall D. Rydalch - 1946

LaVall Rydalch - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
LaVall D. Rydalch

 

   LaVall Donald Rydalch, 83, of Plano, Idaho, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
 
LaVall was born on October 18, 1927, in Richmond, Utah, to Donald Rydalch and Lucile Anderson Rydalch.  He attended school at Edmonds High School in Plano.  After graduating from high school, LaVall took flying lessons in Rexburg, Idaho and received his pilot’s license.  At the age of 18 he enlisted in the Navy and completed boot camp in San Diego, California.  After boot camp he was assigned to LCT-849 that was deployed to the Asiatic-Pacific.  He performed duties as Signalman aboard ship and on the Island of Guam.  He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and received an Honorable Discharge on August 2, 1947.
 
After serving in the military, LaVall returned to Plano, Idaho to farm with his father.  While farming he also attended Ricks College.  On December 19, 1950, LaVall married Lillian Severe in the Idaho Falls Temple.  They were blessed with seven children.
 
LaVall and Lillian together farmed and successfully operated a dairy.  He served as President of the St.Anthony Canal Company and the Sugar PTA.  LaVall was an Eagle Scout and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many callings during his life. In 1996 LaVall and Lillian served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kentucky. 
 
LaVall loved to fly.  He loved to take his family fishing and hunting.  He especially loved attending the temple with his eternal sweetheart.
 
LaVall is survived by his loving wife Lillian, sons Jeff (Kristen), Kris (Debbie), Rob (Kelly), Carl, and Mark all of Plano, Idaho.  Daughters Melody (Scott) Blaser of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Patty (Richard) Tullock of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.  Sisters Beatrice (Cliff) Taylor, Ilene (Lamont) Jones, and brother Roger (Monte) Rydalch.  He has 23 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Funeral services will be held April 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Plano Ward Chapel, 5973 N 5000 W, Rexburg, Idaho.  A viewing will be held Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plano Ward Chapel and for one hour prior to services on Monday.   The family would like to thank Aspen Home Health and Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to LaVall. Burial will be in the Parker Cemetery where Military Rites will be preformed by the St. Anthony V.F.W. and American Legion.

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