Obituary: Robert (Rob) Lee Syvertson Jr.
Jan. 31, 1954 — Jan. 8, 2018
Robert (Rob) Lee Syvertson Jr., passed suddenly on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. He was 63 years old.
Rob was born in Humboldt County, California, where he discovered his passion for the great outdoors from his father. He moved to Craig, Colorado, where he worked 35 years for the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Electrical Company. He fell in love and married his wife, Suz, who was as passionate about adventures in the wild as he was. Together, they began to build fond memories through fly-fishing, archery, hunting, scouting and camping expeditions.
Their children, Nick and Kelley, adopted their parents’ love and respect for nature. Rob was an exceptional fly fisherman and archer. While he was not one to boast about his numerous accomplishments, he has many entries as a member in the Pope and Young record books. The youth he mentored understood what an accomplished man he was as he shared his love for fly-fishing and archery with each of them.
Moreover, he had a strong moral compass for the greater community. As a member of the Colorado Bow Hunters Association, a Habitat partner and lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, he dedicated himself to researching and scouting the land. The foundation knew him well for his contributions.
He spent countless hours with his wife organizing annual banquets to raise money in order to give back and ensure the preservation of the land and wildlife.
His father, Robert Syvertson, and father-in-law, Vince Bingham, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Bingham-Syvertson; one son, Nicholas Syvertson, a daughter, Kelley (husband, Daiel) Kelly; three siblings: Peggy, Roger, and Patti Syvertson; his mother, Janice Syvertson and mother-in-law, Phyllis Bingham; his sister-in-law, Rose Marie (husband, Steve) Henrich; his two brothers-in-law, Bill (wife, Rose) and Dan (wife, Lynn) Bingham; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rob was a true family man. He was a devoted husband to Suz and a loving father to Nick and Kelley. As a family man and a friend, he created unforgettable memories with countless individuals that will be shared for generations to come. Rob you will be deeply missed, but impossible to forget, as every moment we spend in the beauty of nature, we will feel your presence and the strength of your love.
Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at The Journey at First Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Northwest Colorado Chapter in care of Grant Mortuary.