Maurice F. RobinsonMaurice F. Robinson, age 85, resident of Michigan, ND, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Maurice F. Robinson
Maurice F. Robinson, age 85, resident of Michigan, ND, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Maurice Francis Robinson was born April 27, 1925 at Fortuna, ND, the son of Verne and Marie (Milligan) Robinson. His mother died in 1929. He then moved to Michigan, ND, and was raised by his grandparents, Robert and Emma Milligan. Maurice attended school in Michigan, and graduated from Michigan High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He then attended UND for one year and Mayville State Teachers College, where he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He taught for two years in Knox, ND. He then received the position of rural mail carrier in Michigan, where he served for 41 years. Maurice married Mary Lou Anderson on November 24, 1954 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church of Michigan, where he was a lifelong parishioner. They lived in Michigan, and in 1961 they moved into the Milligan house, Maurice’s childhood home. Maurice was very active in civic affairs and held many positions in town. He was the clerk of the Michigan School Board for 19 years, was the city auditor, and a long time member of the W.L. Cowper American Legion Post #238. He enjoyed gardening, taking walks, and watching various sporting events.
Maurice will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Lou Robinson of Michigan; 7 sons, Tom of Michigan, Bob of Eagle River, AK, Bill (Peggy) of Mandan, ND, Maury (Robae) of Anchorage, AK, Dan of Lakewood, CO, John (Bobbie) of Palmer, AK, and Steve of Fargo, ND; 3 daughters, Sarah Robinson of Fargo, ND, Liz (Steve) Lichen of Evergreen, CO, and Emily Robinson (Menno te Koppele) of San Francisco, CA; 15 grandchildren, Bob, Amy & Charlie, Jessica & Alise, Taylor & Ansley, Reece & Ramey, Joshua, Jhacie, Jake, Wyatt, Aries, and Brooks; 1 sister, Olive Muff of Overland Park, KS; 3 half sisters, Marilyn (Mark) Waldo, Dorothy (Lee) Schick, and Lois (Lew) Johnson; 1 half brother, Richard Robinson; 2 sisters-in-law, Lee and Tina Robinson; and nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Clay, Jim, and Tom Robinson; 1 half sister, Elaine; 1 half brother, Dwayne Robinson; and a brother-in-law, Al Muff.
Maurice’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church of Michigan on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will be in the Michigan Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, June 4, 2010 beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
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