Obituary: Melvin Robinson

Melvin Robinson, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Newton Medical Center.

Melvin Robinson
Melvin Robinson

He was born Sept. 21, 1935, in Lucas to Francis S. and Alice S. Robinson. He married Virginia Wolfe on Aug. 28, 1960, in Russell, and she survives of the home. Melvin retired as a welder from Hesston Corp. now AGCO.

Melvin is survived by his wife Virginia of North Newton; son and daughter-in-law Kirk and Sonia Robinson of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; daughter Denise and son-in-law Tony Bartel of Lucas, Texas; sister Martha Brandt of Luray; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother LeRoy Robinson and infant brother Francis Robinson.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Kingdom Life Ministries in Hesston with Pastor Scott Miller presiding. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Cheyenne Cemetery in rural Luray. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Kingdom Life Ministries Benevolence Fund in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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