Per G. Malm, Swedish missionary, Died at 67


Per Gösta Malm was born on September 12, 1948, and died on July 26, 2016.

He was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2010 until his death.

Malm was the first general authority who was a resident of Sweden at the time of his call.

Per G. Malm grew up with Latter-day Saint parents.

Per’s father had read the Book of Mormon and then told the missionaries he was meeting with that he wanted to be baptized.

He met his first wife, Ingrid Agneta Karlsson, at a campground while their families were traveling to the Swiss Temple.

The couple were later married in the Swiss Temple and are the parents of eight children.

Malm was called as a construction missionary for the LDS Church, at only 16 years old.

Malm worked as a bricklayer on buildings in Sweden, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands.

He served for a short time in the Swedish military, Malm served as a regular missionary in the church’s Sweden Stockholm Mission.

He gained his degrees in business and public law from the University of Gothenburg and a Swedish law degree (LLM) from the University of Lund.

He spent most of his career as an employee of the LDS Church’s Office of the Presiding Bishop, overseeing building maintenance, budgets and other temporal affairs of the church.

Per was for a time the Director of Temporal Affairs in the church’s Europe Area.

He served in the LDS Church as a counselor in the Sweden Göteborg Mission presidency when it was organized in the 1970s.

He was appointed as a branch president, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, and as the church’s public affairs director for Sweden.

Malm was president of the Norway Oslo Mission, from 2003 to 2006.

During 2008 he was called as an area seventy.

In that position, Malm was the area supervisor for the Centers for Young Adults program.

Malm was appointed as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2010.

Per G. Malm filled general assignments at church headquarters from the time of his call till August 2011.

Per G. Malm served from August 2011 to August 2012 as Assistant Executive Director in the church’s Curriculum Department and simultaneously as an adviser to the church’s magazines.

Per G. Malm served as a counselor in the presidency of the church’s Europe East Area, from 2012 to 2014,

He died due to cancer at his home in Göteborg, Sweden.

Per G. Malm passed away at 67 years old.