Verlan Evan Robinson was born on September 1, 1945, to his parents, Ted and Annie Robinson; he grew up with 7 siblings and many cousins in Coalville, Utah. Verlan passed away at home on June 25, 2022, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer.
Verlan graduated from North Summit High school in 1964 with some of his favorite classmates. He then attended basic training and served 4 years in the Army Reserve. After his service, he attended heavy equipment operator’s school. He worked for Hall and Gailey until 1985 when he ventured on his own. In 1987, he and his wife, Pam, started Excel Excavating which he ran very successfully until the present day.
In 1987, he married the love of his life, Pam Chard; later they were sealed in the Jordan River Temple in 1989, and together they raised 9 children. He always put her on a pedestal, leaving her a love letter in the morning, often bringing her flowers, and going on their daily lunch date. He would always sing in the shower about his “Pammy” and how much he loves her.
Verlan had a great love for farm tractors and equipment, with his pride and joy being his Minneapolis Moline that he drove in all the local parades. He also had a great love to dress up as Santa Clause and drive the tractor from Layton to Roy on Christmas Eve, which brought many smiles to all. Some of his hobbies included hunting, four wheeling, toy tractor collection, and teaching his grandchildren how to shoot guns at his property in Whales. He loved the outdoors and attending all of his kids and grandkids events.
He had the biggest smile and the most infectious laugh. He truly led by example in all aspects of his life. Verlan was a member of the LDS church where he served in many church callings and had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which never wavered. He also wrote in his journal daily. Family was everything to him no matter what time of the day or night he was needed, he would always drop what he was doing and be there for his wife, kids, and grandkids. He really loved going to dinner and the movies with his siblings and would never miss the opportunity to play cards on a Sunday morning. His wife, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids were his greatest accomplishments. Your family loves you so much and will miss you dearly.
Verlan was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Annie Robinson; one brother, Elden; sisters, Lawanna and Leona; his grandson and sidekick, Kaden Shafer; brother-in-law, Doug Mortensen.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Pam Robinson; children, Jeanie (Jeff) Bosen, Aaron (Brandy) Robinson, Tonya (Dan) Fuhriman, Jared (Sandy) Robinson, Justin (Emily) Paice, Sheryl (Jason) Forsberg, Angela (Ben) Mascaro, Emily (Clay) Scothern, and Brandon (Ladonna) Paice; siblings, Boyd Robinson, Darrel (Sally) Robinson, Roger (Betty) Robinson, Darwin (Wendy) Robinson, Steve Chard, and Tammy (Dave) McCrary; mother-in-law, Patricia Waite; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandkids.
A viewing will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing that morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Ward, 2228 South 1660 West, Syracuse, Utah. Interment will be held at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah.