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William G. "Bill" Robinson, Jr.

February 10, 1923 October 16, 2018
William G. "Bill" Robinson, Jr.
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William G. "Bill" Robinson, Jr., 95, of Lafayette passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at University Place in West Lafayette, IN after a brief illness.

He was born on Union Street in Lafayette on February 10, 1923 to the late William and Myrtle (Anthony) Robinson.

Bill married Berniece M. Ingram on August 21, 1943 at the Indiana State Soldiers Home in West Lafayette and they shared 70 plus happy years together before Berniece passed away on May 5, 2014.

Bill worked at the US Post Office from 1963 to 1985. He started out as a clerk and became a postman where he carried one of the largest routes on the south end of Lafayette. Bill also worked at the downtown Lafayette Co-op from the late 1940's until 1963.

As a veteran of World War II, he served in Normandy on D-Day with the Army Corps of Engineers.

As a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church for 95 years, his faith was the basis of the decisions and advice he offered to his family and friends. Bill graduated from Lafayette Jeff High School in 1941 and was a life long member of the American Legion Post 11, 40 & 8, VFW, and the USPS Retirement Club.

Bill was truly a man who could fix anything. He loved working on puzzles and figuring out problems. His garage was chock full of bits and pieces that you either thought were awful or wonderfully stocked. He enjoyed his Chicago Cubs and we were happy that he got to see them win the World Series. He loved mushroom hunting, fishing, and cycling. Bill was an avid gardener and had a plot of land near is childhood home that provided his wife with baskets of food to preserve and feed their family well throughout the years.

Bill leaves behind his son, Bill (Carolanne) Robinson of Lafayette; his daughters, Sally (Rick) Heim of Brookston and Susan Robinson of Lafayette; 8 grandchildren, Debbie, Mark, Karla, Paul, Loren, Amy, Laura, and Katie; as well as 19 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter, Bonnie Robinson; his brother, Jack Robinson; and his sisters, Lavonne Sheets and Charlene Bouwkamp.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Father Underwood officiating. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the 40 & 8 Nurses Training Program Scholarships or to Food Finders in loving memory of Bill. Envelopes will be provided.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Oct

11:00 AM 10/19/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

1916 Meharry Street
Lafayette, In 47904

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
1916 Meharry Street Lafayette 47904 In
United States

Service

Friday

19

Oct

12:00 PM 10/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church

1916 Meharry Street
Lafayette, In 47904

St. Lawrence Catholic Church
1916 Meharry Street Lafayette 47904 In
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

2581 Schuyler Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905

2581 Schuyler Avenue Lafayette 47905 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

40 & 8 Nurses Training Program Scholarships

Food Finders

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