Scott Barry Vander Linden beloved husband, father and grandfather, age 76 passed away on June 1st, 2021 at home in his sleep.
Born January 31st, 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ruth Naomi Van Seters and Arthur Vander Linden. Married Ranae Heiner Vander Linden 6/8/1979, Salt Lake City; and was sealed with his family 11/28/1992 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Scott was a general contractor with his father and brothers and later established his own business ”The Flying Dutchman” until 1981 and continued using his license to help family and friends.
He served as an Army Reserve Medical Specialist 1963-1969, helping make artificial limbs. And he enjoyed racing cars in Texas while in the army.
He went on to work for Utah State Department of Insurance as a computer programmer in 1984 and retired in 2014 after 30 years.
Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he actively served in various positions in the church. Scott served the Central Atlantic States Mission in Virginia, 1964-1966. His devotion to serving his fellowman was his mission in life. He honored his priesthood and cherished his family; providing a rare example of service and faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He volunteered for search and rescue and other community service organizations. He received his certification as a ham radio operator to help the Official Emergency Response of Utah. Scott earned his wood badge and served as a scout leader in the Boy Scouts. Scott was an avid tinkerer and problem solver; he could build a tool, to build the tool, to solve the problem you didn’t even know you had. He was constantly learning new hobbies and skills. The man was always in motion.
Survived by wife, Ranae; daughters, Kara & Candace (Aaron); grandchildren Anthony & Evelyn; and sisters Tracy, Melanie, Steffanie & Joanie. Preceded by his brothers, Arthur Jr. & William G. VanderLinden
Viewing is Sunday June 6, 2021, from 6-8 P.M. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 Bengal Boulevard (7600 South) SLC, Utah. Graveside services and grave dedication Monday, June 7, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at Elysian Burial Garden 1075 E. 4580 S., SLC, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your Church Fast Offerings or the local Food Bank.