Allen R. Robinson |

Allen R. Robinson

Allen R. Robinson of Hastings, Neb., died Friday, May 30, 2003, of complications following heart surgery at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Neb. He was 79.

He was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Laramie, Wyo., to Thelma Walsh and Allen R. Robinson. He grew up in Colorado and graduated from Hastings High School in 1943. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

He married Eileen Waterman on Jan. 9, 1944.

During World War II he worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot.

After the service, he operated a photo shop in Golden, and then worked as an insurance adjuster for Underwriters Adjusting Co., Protective Fire and Casualty and United Fire and Casualty Co. After retirement, he ran Al’s Sew and Vac until his illness this spring.

Mr. Robinson was a member of the Eagle, American Legion and First St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.

He was a generous and hardworking man. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and golf, and went by the nickname “Robbie.”

His Colorado grandsons, Jacob and Jesse Andersen, will miss their fishing trips with him and the Robinson men to Lake Powell. When Grandpa Robinson packed for the trip, he brought cases of candy bars. His Colorado granddaughter, Heather Andersen, remembers his gigantic hugs and his calling her “Punkin.”

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Eileen Robinson of Hastings, Neb., by daughters Susan Rinker of Hastings, Linda Robinson of Colorado Springs, and Anne Andersen of New Castle; by sons Steve Robinson of Brighton, Leonard Robinson of Hastings, David Robinson of Greeley, and Scott Robinson of Hastings; by a brother, Joseph Robinson of Arizona; by a sister, Lillian Carrico of Rawlins, Wyo.; by 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at Brand Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. James Cooke officiating.

Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

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