John Robson II, age 92, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020, at Glenfields Living Center in Glencoe, Minnesota.
His loving wife of 70 years joined him in eternal rest shortly after his death.
Lois “Toni” Robson, age 94, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Combined Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020, 3:00 P.M. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe City Cemetery in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Combined Visitation will be held Friday, October 23, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required. Due to Covid 19 no lunch will be served.
Online Guest Book is available at www.mcbridechapel.com
John Easton Robson II passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 92 years and 6 days. Lois “Toni” (Towne) Robson passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 29 days.
John was born on September 28, 1928, in Pipestone, Minnesota. He was the son of John Easton I and Thelma (Torwick) Robson. John was baptized as an infant on May 12, 1929, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth both at First Presbyterian church in Pipestone, Minnesota. Lois was born on April 16, 1926, in Sibley, Iowa. She was the daughter of Elbert M. and Anna L. (Feldkamp) Towne. Lois was baptized on April 10, 1938, at a Baptist Church in Canby, Minnesota, and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth.
John received his education at Pipestone, Minnesota, graduating with the Pipestone High School Class of 1946. He furthered his education by attending St. Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minnesota, receiving a Business Administration Degree. John then attended Carlson School of Business receiving a Master’s Degree. He entered active military service in the United States Army National Guard on January 16, 1951, and served his country during the Korean Conflict in Alabama with Company M in the 135th Infantry Regiment of the 47th Infantry Division. John received an Honorable Discharge on May 13, 1952, as a Sergeant 1st Class.
Lois received her education in Canby, Minnesota, graduating with the Canby High School Class of 1944. She spent a year working in Seattle before furthering her education by attending St. Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minnesota, receiving a Teaching Degree.
On August 5, 1950, John and Lois “Toni” were united in marriage in St. Cloud, Minnesota. John and Toni started their married life in Pipestone, MN. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Bobbi Jean, John III and Steven. John and Toni shared over 70 years of marriage.
John started his career working in the family business - Robson Grocery. In 1960 John changed careers to a Hospital/Nursing Home Administrator and moved the family to Madison, SD. From there moves were made to Mobridge, SD; Fairmont, MN; Blue Earth, MN; Le Sueur, MN; and finally, Glencoe, MN. Lois was primarily a homemaker, but also did substitute teaching in many of the communities they lived in. They were active members of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe serving and volunteering in many capacities.
John enjoyed swimming, sailing and camping. Lois enjoyed camping and going to auctions. They cherished the time spent with their family and friends. They were the most loving parents. The memories, strength & sense of fun that they have instilled in us have made us who we are.
Blessed be their memory.
John and Lois are survived by their;
Daughter, Bobbi (Jim) Moen of Bemidji, MN;
Sons, John (Cheryl) Robson III of Waconia, MN,
Steven (James DeBrito) Robson of Fargo, ND;
Grandchildren, Jess Moen (Mia, Eli & Evan Hoffmann),
John’s Sister, Georgiana McKnight;
Lois’s Sister, Bethel Blankenfeld;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and many friends.
John and Lois were preceded in death by their Parents, John Easton I and Thelma Robson, Elbert and Anna Towne; Lois’s brothers, Murray Towne & Robert Towne.
Life ends, Love doesn’t