A senior missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

68 year old Elder Allen Dee Pace, age passed away Saturday, according to Church officials. Elder Pace and his wife, Sister Nedra Pace, are from Willard, Utah and had been serving in the Michigan Detroit Mission since December 2019.

Elder Pace reportedly became ill in mid-March and, shortly thereafter, went into the care of his wife and daughter in a nearby state.

Church Officials say he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early April.

Church officials say Elder and Sister Pace had not yet been formally released from missionary service prior to his death.

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