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Let’s get to know Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf!

03/27/23 | 1 min read
We may get to hear from him soon at general conference.

He’s best known for his stories about jet planes! But there’s so much more to Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Here are some other fun facts about him.

Elder Uchtdorf:

  • Loves sunny-side up fried eggs and knusperchen (slices of French bread toasted twice).
  • Helped his family’s small business as a boy by riding his bicycle to deliver laundry.
  • Was a refugee—moving from Czechoslovakia to Germany and from East Germany to West Germany—when he was young.
  • Became an airplane captain when he was 29 years old and once helped safely return a hijacked plane!
  • Married Harriet Reich in the Bern Switzerland Temple. They have two children.
  • Was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in October 2004 and later served in the First Presidency for ten years.

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Learn more about Elder Uchtdorf here.