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Jerry Robinson

July 5, 1930

Obituary

Jerry A. Robinson, 91, of Lakewood, Colorado died September 16, 2021 in Lakewood.

A memorial service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 16th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  The funeral service will be live-streamed on Dennison Funeral Homes Facebook Page.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for Montage Ridge Senior Living, 12791 W Alameda Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80228.

Jerry was born July 5, 1930 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of Allen and Ruth Van Tine Robinson.  The Viola High School graduate went on to attend Blackburn College.  At the age of 18, Jerry left home and worked at various resorts from Florida and Arizona to California then Colorado.  In 1973, he married Marilyn Douglas, a hiking friend he met in the Colorado Mountain Club Denver Group.  They spent every moment possible in the wide open spaces.  They hiked the entire 450-mile Colorado Trail.  The couple loved camping, backpacking, and fishing trips.  Jerry and Marilyn traveled widely to such places as Japan, Norway, Alaska, New Zealand, and Switzerland.  They hiked hut-to-hut in the mountains of Italy and Yugoslavia and biked up and down the hills of Scotland.  In the United States, they enjoyed hiking in the Grand Canyon and many other national parks.  Still, it is safe to say, they both loved Colorado above all other places.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother:  Jim (Twila) Robinson, LeClaire, Iowa, several nieces and nephews, brother-in-law:  Wendell Cree, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and special friends:  Dottie Johnson, Golden, Colorado and Karleen Schofield, Denver, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife:  Marilyn in 2005, sister:  Mary Cree, brother:  Dean Robinson, and sister-in-law:  Irene Robinson.

Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Luncheon
Saturday
October 16, 2021

12:15 PM
Viola United Presbyterian Church
2571 Illinois 17
Viola, Illinois 61486

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