ROBINSON, Everett 1882-1962
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Date: 10/13/2016 at 07:24:01
Everett Robinson Dies In Nursing Home In Waterloo
Everett "Yankee" Robinson died Thursday in the Woodlawn convalescent home in Waterloo. His health had been declining the past few years. He entered the convalescent home about two years ago and prior to that time he resided in Grundy Center. A few months ago he fell and broke a bone in his hip and his decline continued more rapidly after that accident.
The body was brought to the Ferree Funeral Home in Grundy Center where arrangements were made for the services. The service was in the Catholic church Monday forenoon. It was conducted by Rev. Fr. Bodensteiner. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mr. Robinson was born in Gladbrook Feb. 11, 1882. He enlisted twice in the U.S. Army. The first enlistment was in 1903 and that continued until 1906. He enlisted a second time in 1908 and that enlistment continued for two years. He was a blacksmith and mechanic. For a number of years he operated a blacksmith shop in Garwin, before coming to Grundy Center. He operated a shop here. He received a patent on a special clothes line which he made and sold for several years. His wife died several years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Johnson of New York City, and one son, Everett Jr., of Chicago. Other surviving relatives are two sisters: Mrs. Zora McLeary, Des Moines, and Mrs. Bessie Bestoniehner, Los Angeles; one brother, Dewey Robinson, Chicago.
Pallbearers at the service were Wm. Groote, H. E. Wilson, Ted Penticoff, Glen Cone, Harlan Heikens and R. E. Mertz.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 April 1962, pg 8
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