General Authority Seventy of LDS Church dies at 67

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Elder Per G. Malm, Quorum of the Seventy. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Per G. Malm, Quorum of the Seventy. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Per G. Malm, a member of the General Authority Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer, church officials confirmed.

He was 67.

Malm passed away at his home in Göteborg, Sweden. He is survived by his wife, Agneta, their eight children and 25 grandchildren.

“We are deeply saddened by Elder Malm’s passing. He was a man of tremendous spirituality and strength. His example as a husband, father, friend and disciple has been priceless. He faced cancer with his characteristic calm and courage. He was loved and respected and will be greatly missed. We pray for his dear wife, Agneta, and their marvelous family at this time of tender feelings,” said Elder L. Whitney Clayton, senior president of the Quorums of the Seventy.

Malm was sustained as a General Authority Seventy on April 3, 2010. He previously served as an Area Seventy, mission president and stake president, according to LDS Church officials.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Read more about Elder Per G. Malm here: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/elder-per-g-malm

Elder Per G. Malm, Quorum of the Seventy, and wife, Agneta Malm. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Per G. Malm, Quorum of the Seventy, and wife, Agneta Malm. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints