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Obituary for Michael John Verburg

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Michael John Verburg

August 24, 1967 - February 28, 2018

Michael J. Verburg, 50, passed away unexpectedly February 28, 2018 at McKay-Dee Hospital.  He was born August 24, 1967 in Ogden, Utah, the son of John Verburg and Karla Maki (Pope).

Michael grew up in the Ogden area and attended Clearfield High.  He married his high school sweetheart Christine Van Hulten.  They were married 30 years, and later divorced.  They had three children.

Michael excelled at many trades.  He loved gunsmithing at their business “Mike’s Gun Shop” in Sunset, Utah.  He later attended Weber State University and Salt Lake City Community College Police Academy.

There he found his true passion in the criminal justice field and became an officer for Ogden City Police Department.  Michael was a true outdoorsman and an avid tinkerer, especially with automobiles.

What truly mattered most to him was his family including his seven grandchildren.

He is survived by his children;  Christopher (Haley) Verburg,  Crystal (Josh) Landrith, Blake (Christi) Verburg; his parents, John (Helen) Verburg, Karla Pope-Maki; sister and brothers, Shawn (Verburg)Hickman; Jason Maki, Corey Maki; grandchildren;  Aiden, Aurora, Atlas Verburg, Alexis and Kaylee Landrith, Christian and Hayden Goodman.  He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by several grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

The family will meet with friends and family on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT.  We would like to invite everyone to come and join our family in a Celebration of Michael’s Life at the residence of Crystal and Josh Landrith:  4225 W. Pioneer Road, Plain City, UT  84404, Time: 5:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Mountain American Credit Union in Michael’s name.

Michael’s family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support.


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Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm -

Home of Crystal and Josh Landrith


4225 W. Pioneer Road
Plain City,, UT

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Born: August 24, 1967
December 25, 2017
Died: February 28, 2018

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Gladys Galloway posted on 3/13/18

We met when I delivered an item to Michael that he was interested in purchasing through the local online buy/sell site Offer Up. We had a lot in common (love of horror movies, bargain/antique hunting at DI and Savers, knives and cars) and became fast friends after that. I'll miss our late night DVD movie marathons and Bowling on the Wii.