DAVENPORT — A celebration of life for Roger H. Robinson will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Knights of Columbus, Davenport. Prior to the ceremony, the family will greet friends 10-11 a.m., and a luncheon will follow the ceremony. Mr. Robinson passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Claire Bridge Care Center, Richland Hills, Texas.
Roger Herman Robinson was born May 20, 1920, to Herman and Nellie (Shreve) Robinson in Moline. He was married to Betty J. Wellendorf March 26, 1945, in Davenport, until her death, April 30, 2004. He married Alice Aronson June 17, 2006, and was married to her until her death, June 3, 2009.
After graduating from Davenport High School, Mr. Robinson worked briefly for John Deere before enlisting in the Army Air Force November 1941. After being trained as an aircraft armorer, he served overseas during World War II from early 1942 until March 1945. In 1950, he began working at Red Jacket Manufacturing in Davenport, and worked there until his retirement in 1983. He was active as an adult leader in Boy Scouts of America and earned the Silver Beaver award. His other interests included woodworking, traveling, photography and genealogy. He was president of Iowa Genealogical Society in 1989, and was recognized for his extensive volunteer work at Scott County Courthouse.
Survivors include a daughter, Jean (Mrs. Louis) DeLisle, Roanoke, Texas; sons, Gary (Jill) Robinson, O’Fallon, Ill., and Steve (Karine) Robinson, Dallas, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Betty and Alice; son, David; daughter, Nancy (in infancy); and great-grandson, Isaiah (in infancy).
He was always a responsible, loving and supportive husband and father. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
The family requests no memorial gifts or flowers.
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