Irene Dorothy Robinson

Dates

April 2, 1918 - June 10, 2013

Obituary

 

 

Irene Dorothy Robinson was born April 2, 1918 at Montrose, SD to Roy and Carrie (Fessler) Allington.  She attended school in Mitchell.   She married Maurice Robinson October 29, 1935 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  She worked at      Montgomery Wards and St. Joseph Hospital.  In 1948 Irene and her husband Maurice started Robinson       Grocery in Mitchell and retired from there in 1982.  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

She is survived by four sons: Leroy (Anita) Robinson of Loomis; Jerry Robinson of Richardson, TX; Leonard Robinson of Las Vegas, NV; Jackie (Bev) Robinson of Mitchell; one daughter-in-law, Joan Robinson, Sioux Falls; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and three step-grandsons.

She was preceded in death her husband Maurice, her parents; one son, Art, four brothers and five sisters.


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Kevin Culhane on 06-21-2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you..many memories of walking home after school at Holy Family with the Jones boys, Don Meyers and others..stopping in at Robinson Grocery for a hostess cupcake and a coca cola...plus the huge glass cabinent that housed the penny candy..remeber the day President Kennedy was assasinated..mymother sent me down to the grocery store to pick up some food items with my older brother Terry..Maurice and Irene told us that God would take care of the country during this dark time..Jack and family God Bless your parents. very special people that touched and shaped many lives
entry posted by Kevin Culhane on 06-21-2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you..many memories of walking home after school at Holy Family with the Jones boys, Don Meyers and others..stopping in at Robinson Grocery for a hostess cupcake and a coca cola...plus the huge glass cabinent that housed the penny candy..remeber the day President Kennedy was assasinated..mymother sent me down to the grocery store to pick up some food items with my older brother Terry..Maurice and Irene told us that God would take care of the country during this dark time..Jack and family God Bless your parents. very special people that touched and shaped many lives
entry posted by Barbara Schlimgen Horton on 06-19-2013
I'm so sorry I was out of town at the time of your Mom's death. Robinson's Grocery Store is at the forefront of all memories of growing up on E. 3rd. I can hear Irene talking as if it were yesterday, see kids sitting on the old pop cooler or with their noses pressed to the candy counter. Nobody had more patience than Irene and Maurie Robinson as big decisions were made on how to spend a couple pennies.
entry posted by BILL DESY on 06-17-2013
Lot of fond memories of both your parents at the grocery store while Jackie and I (Bill) played together. Visiting with both of them at the campground at Chamberlin. The most recent visits with her (almost everyday)at Brady while my Mother in law was in Brady, it brought back many good memories. She will deeply missed, our thoughts and prayers are with you!
entry posted by Michele Roby Bittner on 06-13-2013
It was definitely a rite of passage when you were allowed to walk or bike to Robinson's grocery on your own to get a loaf of bread (or something) for your mother and then get to spend "20 minutes" picking out a nickel's worth of penny candy. God bless the patience of Mr. & Mrs. Robinson!
entry posted by Carol Berg Feterl on 06-13-2013
I remember the store well we would always go there to get bread and candy. My thoughts an prayers are wih all of u.
entry posted by Lisa Langenfeld Buche on 06-12-2013
Our favorite grocery store candy lady! So many visits to Robinson's Grocery Store and fond memories of a special neighborhood. On wing and a prayer...I know you will miss her.
Always, Lisa
entry posted by Judy Christensen on 06-11-2013
I will always have fond memories of Aunt Irene. Our families shared many laughs during our camping trips throughout the years. It was so much fun visiting their store and getting to stand behind the glass candy counter to sell 1 cent candy and bag the groceries. I know Aunt Irene is along side Uncle Morrie and laughing with her siblings. Give Mom a hug for me.
entry posted by Paula (Langenfeld) Schmidt on 06-11-2013
Dear Robinson Family, your mom was so interested in us (Cam, Andy, and I) when we visited that day. It brought back lots of fun memories, especially for Andy as he retold the story of moving to your house for a day. May happy memories be at the forefront of your minds. My sympathy and prayers are with you.
entry posted by Camilla Langenfeld on 06-11-2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was able to visit with your Mother at Brady while visiting Mickey Brown. It was so wonderful remembering the old days at Robinson's Grocery and all the Langenfeld stories. She was a very special lady.
Sincerely, Cam
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