John R. (Jack) Robinson, 73, of 5206 Michigan St., a Plymouth resident since 1954, coming from Delphi, Ind., died, following a short illness, at 4:35 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2001, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Ind. Born in Chicago, Ill., the son of Raymond and Ann Kalis Robinson on June 9, 1928, John graduated from St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Delphi and from Delphi High School in 1946, where he ran track and pole vaulted. In 1964, he received his diploma from LaSalle Extension University. He later took computer and data processing courses at Ancilla College. John was a Corporal in the National Guard from 1948 to 1952 serving as a light weapons infantryman and rifle sharpshooter. He was a member of the LaPaz American Legion Post 385. On September 8, 1952, in Delphi, John and Janet A. Boyer were married. Janet died on July 5, 1996. Employed for 38 years on the railroad, John retired in 1990 from Conrail. For the past thirty years, he operated a part-time income tax service. John loved stock car racing and owned a race car for twenty years. He was an avid golfer. He loved gardening and was a part-time bee keeper. He is survived by a daughter and two sons. His daughter, Jane A. Robinson, lives in Springfield, Va. Son Michael A. and wife Jennie Robinson, live in Huntsville, Ala., and son Jim Robinson of Plymouth. Five grandchildren also survive: Lexie, Cassie, Christine, Cyndie and John R. Robinson, all of Huntsville, Ala. A brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Mary Ann Robinson, of Delphi, together with four nieces and a nephew, survive as well. John was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary and Jean Robinson. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2001, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Charles Krieg, pastor of the Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2001, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind., where military honors will be provided by the LaPaz American Legion Post 385. Memorial gifts in John’s memory may be made to the Marshall County or the American Cancer Fund.
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