MISSION – William “Bill” Robinson, 85, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Edinburg.
Mr. Robinson was born on May 29, 1933, in Corwith, Iowa. After graduation he worked at the FBI in Washington, DC, where he met his wife, Irene Sierens. They were married in 1952 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He joined the United States Air Force and served in Japan as a radio operator during the Korean conflict. After his service, they settled in Madison, Wis., where he worked for General Casualty insurance until his retirement in 1990 when they became winter Texans and resided in Mission. They became full time Texas residents in 2004.
He was a member of the Mission Golf Club, served as a Boy Scout Leader for many years, and was an active member and volunteer at Lakeview American Lutheran Church in Madison, Wis., and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Mission. He was also a Member of the Sons of the American Revolution where he served as secretary and president of the South Texas Chapter.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Irene Sierens Robinson; children, William Robinson of McAllen and Barbara DeAngelis of Salisbury Mills, NY; siblings, Darrel Robinson of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Earl Robinson of Wesley, Iowa; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neva Brayton Robinson and Clare Robinson, and siblings, Dick Robinson and Marion Robinson.
A funeral service was held on Sept. 25 at La Hacienda community hall in Mission. Pastor Steven P. Herzberg officiated.