This story was originally published in November 2014 and has been updated to celebrate Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf's 80th birthday.
We love the way Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf devotes his life to family, service, and the Savior. Celebrate this beloved Apostle's 80th birthday with these fun photo highlights from his remarkable life.
Elder Uchtdorf as a young man. Image from Facebook.
Elder Uchtdorf (far left) met his future wife at a Mutual Improvement Association activity. Photo from ChurchofJesusChirst.org.
As an outstanding student pilot in his class with the U.S. Air Force, Elder Uchtdorf received the Commander's Trophy. Photo from Church News.
Elder Uchtdorf and his wife Harriet as young newlyweds. Photo from LDS Living.
During his career with Lufthansa Airlines, Elder Uchtdorf became a chief pilot and senior vice president of flight operations; he retired in 1996. Photo from Church News.
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (right) joins Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Neal A. Maxwell, and Stake President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (left) of the Frankfurt Germany Stake in 1987 for the dedication of the Frankfurt Germany Temple. Photo from Church News.
Elder Uchtdorf prepares for a flight in an F-16 during a visit to Utah's Hill Air Force Base in July 2009. He said the flight was joyful and impressive, a kind of closure to his whole flying career. Photo from Church News.
"Harriet and I enjoyed spending time this week at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen along with several impressive young men and women from our Church who volunteered to serve there. On that day, our youth served almost 600 of God’s children who were in need. I think the service the Catholic Church provides to these people is a wonderful thing." Photo from Elder Uchtdorf's Facebook page.
Elder Uchtdorf and his wife Harriet at Pioneer days in Ogden, Utah. Posted July 14, 2014. Photo from Elder Uchtdorf's Facebook page.
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