The funeral will be held January 20, 2018 in Provo, Utah at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home.

    Robert James Parkin died December 23, 2017 at a VA home in Utah after a short illness. He was born August 17, 1946 in Crookston, Minnesota and was raised in Euclid, Minnesota. Robert graduated from Crookston Central High School in 1965 and, later that year, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years, plus served two years in the Navy Reserve. He lived in Provo and Springville, Utah the rest of his life.

    Robert had two children, Robert J. Parkin (Carole) and Cassie McCall Parkin, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; his brothers and sister Howard Yucaipa of California, Curtis (Tammy) Parkin of Crookston, Marilyn (Henry) Weiland of Euclid, Keith (Kim) Parkin of Crookston, sisters-in-law Maureen (Wayne) Parkin of East Grand Forks, Carol (Neil) Parkin of Euclid, and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Gertrude Parkin, and brothers Russell, Wayne and Neil Parkin.

    The funeral will be held January 20, 2018 in Provo, Utah at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home.