Verl S. Laing, age 80, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at his home.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Verl Silas Laing was born on November 18, 1941, in Spokane, Washington. He was the son of Ora and Minnie (Johnson) Laing. The family soon moved to Colville, Washington, where Verl attended the Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. He went to Upper Columbia Academy at Spangle, Washington, his freshman year, and then attended Walla Walla Academy in Walla Walla, Washington for his last three years of high school.
In 1960, Verl moved to California to attend La Sierra College in Loma Linda. Not inclined toward college, Verl moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota, in 1961, to work for his uncle, Earl Hansen, in construction. This move had to be timed around the World Series that fall!
On June 9, 1962, Verl was united in marriage to Joyce Jorgenson in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with one son, Robert, Verl’s pride and joy! Verl and Joyce resided in Hutchinson. They shared 60 years of marriage.
Verl worked for his cousin, Dean Hansen, before becoming employed with Richard Larson Builders. In 1996, he became self-employed doing carpentry work. He enjoyed the customers and always tried to do a credible job. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hutchinson. He was also a member of Oakdale Country Club for 50 years.
Sports occupied Verl’s life, especially the New York Yankees! He took up golf in the 1960’s and it gave him hours of pleasure. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Verl passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at his home, at the age of 80 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Verl is survived by his:
Wife, Joyce Laing of Hutchinson, MN;
Son, Robert Laing and his wife, Teresa of St. Louis Park, MN;
Grandchildren, Lance Corporal Oscar Laing and Rachel Laing;
Sister, Dorthy Weller of Vancouver, WA;
Sister-in-law, Janice Otto of Hutchinson, MN;
Nephew, David Otto of Bend, OR;
Nieces, Doreen Morgan of Vancouver, WA,
Carol Sirpless and her husband, Tim of Des Moines, IA;
Many other relatives and friends.
Verl is preceded in death by his Parents, Ora and Minnie Laing; Brothers-in-law, Willard Weller and Robert Otto.
David Berger says
Our sincere sympathy to the family.
Bob and Sue Shimanski says
Joyce, so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Ann Kerkvliet says
Joyce and Rob—
I was sorry to learn of Verl’s death. I remember him as such a kind man and so willing to help others.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Ann Kerkvliet
DeEtta Nelson says
Joyce I am so sorry to hear of Verls death. The community will miss a kind man. Rest In Peace Verl.
Rick Karl says
Joyce and family,
Sorry to hear of Verl’s passing. Sending hugs and prayers to you all. We always enjoyed visiting with Carl at Oakdale.
Rick & Bonnie Karl
Eric Skeie says
Thoughts and prayers. It has been a long time but I do remember Verl’s support of youth hockey.
Bruce Swanson says
Joyce & Rob-
It’s difficult to know what to say. I’m thankful l had Verl as a friend. He understood me better than l understood- particularly when l was young. He was a supportive, caring, helpful, & good man- who could tell the truth or be a little tough when needed. It’ll be a little tough coming back home and not either going to McCormick’s or your house to have a good visit and gain a little wisdom from Verl. I’m so very very sorry for your loss- l know what a rock he was. Our deepest sympathy- Bruce & Family
Cal Hansen says
Condolences to you and your family. We are saddened to hear about the loss of Verl. Growing up and playing with Rob as a kid have nothing but good memories of Verl and his family. Thoughts and prayers you will be missed.
Cal &Angie Hansen
Rick Lang (Tree) says
Joyce and Rob,
Praying for you and entire family. May you know you are loved – thanks for so many good times. Am so appreciative of all that you and Verl did for me.
Deepest sympathy – Tree
Linda McGraw says
So sorry for your loss, Joyce. Verl was on the crew when they built our house across from Lenny and Karen way back.
I noticed Verl was having health issues as do we all at this stage in our lives. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
With sincere sympathy
Gene and Grace Chrast says
Sorry to hear about Verl’s recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest sympathies.
Walt and Lynne Clay says
Joyce and Family,
Lynne and I are sorry to hear of Verl’s passing. He was always a good guy and his honor and his word were always at the top of his list. He did many projects for us over the years and his work was always golden.
God bless you Verl and god’s speed.
With our love,
Walt and Lynne Clay
Jim Marka says
Heaven is receiving a wonderful, honest, great guy.
Rest in peace.
Lavon (Trana) Rosendahl says
Rob and family-
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad!! Thinking of you. Many prayers.