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Donald L. “Robbie” Robinson, age 97 of Woodhull, Illinois, formerly ofMonmouth, passed away on January 2, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. He was bornon April 15, 1922 in Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Elmer Denzelvereand Frances Leona (Anderson) Robinson. Robbie attended school inGalesburg and was a 1939 graduate of Galesburg High School. He proudlyserved his Country during World War II in the United States Army. Robbieserved in Hawaii and Saipan in the Marianas Islands. He laterparticipated in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC. In July, 1982,Robbie married Elizabeth Briggs and she is surviving. He was previouslymarried to Betty Jean Clark and Lillian Mae Zauche.
Robbie owned and operated Robinson Electric Motor Service in Monmouthfrom 1946-2016. He was a member of the Marion B. Fletcher Post #136American Legion, the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau, and the I.O.O.F. OddFellows Lodge in Monmouth. Don’s interests were many; he loved huntingand fishing, attending the Old Threshers Reunion in Mount Pleasant,Iowa, and in his younger years, ballroom dancing. He was proud that hebuilt his own home in Rural Monmouth. Robbie was also proud of hisSwedish heritage and was a member of VASA. He took many classes to learnthe Swedish language, and visited relatives in Tranemo, Sweden with hisson, Leif. Robbie was an avid reader, enjoying Sherlock Holmes inparticular. He was a member of the Christian Science Church of Galesburg.
Don is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Robinson of Woodhull, Illinois,one son Leif Robinson and Elizabeth Loustaunau of Tucson, Arizona, onedaughter, Donna (Ed) Smock of rural Monmouth, Illinois, three grandsons;Jerry (Tami) Smock, Clint (Jennifer) Smock, and Thomas Smock, tengreat-grandchildren; Dakota Wilson, Tyler Smock, Austin Giles, MackenzieSmock, Alyssa Smock, Cameron Smock, Aiden Smock, Taylor Smock, MadysonSmock, and Joshua Smock, and two step-sons; Paul Briggs and DavidBriggs. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and otherrelatives. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Lillian, sonLance Robinson, and his brother, Kenneth Robinson.
A graveside service and military honors are planned for 2:00 PM onSaturday, January 18, 2020 at Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois.His family plans visitation from Noon-1:45 PM prior to the service atTurnbull Funeral Home. A memorial is being established for St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital. For more information, or to leave aremembrance of Robbie, please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.