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Donald Lee Robinson
Donald Lee RobinsonFlagDonald Lee Robinson, 84 of rural Marysville died unexpectedly Friday, February 13, 2015 at his home.  He was born December 22, 1930 in Pharisburg to the late Walter Wells and Edna Emma (Parrott) Robinson.

On February 21, 1954 he married the former Ruth Evelyn Bolander and she survives in Marysville. They would have been married 61 years this month.

He was a lifelong member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, holding many positions over the years.  A U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was blessed to have taken the Honor Flight to Washington, DC last year with his brother, Merle Robinson.  He was a farmer and a bus driver for the North Union School District for 17 years.  He loved his family, farm, friends, and neighbors and will be remembered for his generous helping hands.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Joy Lee (Thomas) Higgins, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Tami Johns, Westerville; Annette (Thomas) Chapman, Marysville; Julia (Mark) Smith, West Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Kristin Higgins, Kara Higgins, Derek Johns, Ashlee Johns, Alison Chapman Shinault, Brandon Shinault, Cole Chapman, Tyler Smith, Travis Smith; four great-grandchildren, Jada and Maya Davila and Jordan and Kristian Shinault; two brothers, Max (Patty) Robinson, Marysville; Merle (Mona) Robinson, Marysville.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Leigh Smith.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church with Pastors Judy Cramer and Matthew Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.  Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Wednesday at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 4, Marysville, OH  43040 or the Honor Flight of Columbus, P. O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH  43212.  In Don's memory the family would request spending special time with your family.

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#1 from: Colleen and Linn Fiant
Marion Ohio
cfiant50@gmail.com Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 9:23 AM

We are SO very sorry for your loss.  My Mom and Dad (Glen and Wilma Mannasmith) loved neighboring with Don & Ruth, playing cards, laughing.... Great family, great neighbors, great people.  Don was an amazing man... So blessed to have known him. So very, very sorry..



#2 from: Kenneth Burkard
Columbus
No email Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Ruth, my heart goes out to you and your family. Don has always been a great asset to the community. I will miss him.



#3 from: Jo
 
mommaj152@gmail.com Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Dear Robinson Family: I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please aaccept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.





#4 from: Dan Foos
 
No email Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM

It doesn't seem right that Don could be gone from this world.  He was my bus driver when I went to school and my neighbor when I lived on his road.   I always considered him a friend.  Don was a hard working good farmer, seemed like he always got busy and got his work done on time or ahead of schedule. I extend Darlene and my sympathy to the entire family, so sorry for your loss.  Dan and Darlene Foos



#5 from: Sandra Guider
New Bloomington, Ohio
sguider08@gmail.com Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 6:37 PM

Annette:  Although I didn't know your Father, I wanted to express my condolences to you and your family.  It is obviously a big loss for all of you.  May you find peace and comfort in all the good memories you share.



#6 from: Jerry & Peg Gray Weaver
Ruskin, Florida
jwpg2007@yahoo.com Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Ruth and Family, we just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.



#7 from: Pat Parrott Eby
Reno, Nevada
pateby@sbcglobal.net Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 9:40 PM

So sorry. Donald Lee was always such a special cousin. We shared so many memories. He shall be missed by so many. My heart is heavy.
   Pat Eby



#8 from: Sam&Janice Foos
Marysville,Ohio
sandjfoos@jencospeed.net Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:17 PM

To Ruth&Family
We were blessed to live all our married life as your neighbors.We watched as the girls grew up and started families of their own and shared many things as neighbors do.Don always wanted to do his share no matter what the project was and he did.  Things will not be the same on Hopewell Rd.  I believe Don would be very satisfied with the life he lived.



#9 from: SanDee Tidd
Richwood, Ohio
tidd1@frontier.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Ruth & family, We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss! Your precious memories will be your strength along with our Heavenly Father! Prayers to you all! Claude & SanDee Tidd



#10 from: Danielle Bell-Sullivan
Columbus
danielle.bell@scotts.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM

To the family of Mr. Robinson - My sincere condolences to the family. May the love you have for him continue to comfort the family in the days to come. My God help comfort all at this difficult time 2 Cor. 7:6 - Warm Regards,



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#12 from: Marilyn Coleman
Richwood
auntym999@gmail.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Ali and family.  I am sorry for your loss.  I have heard great things about your grandfather. He was a wonderful man and you have lots of memories to share with your children.  It is difficult not to get to say good bye but I am sure that your grandfather knew that you loved him and he will be waiting for you in the future.




#13 from: Tonya Davis Payne
Delaware, Ohio
No email Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Dear Ruth and family,  I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  You are a wonderful family and are assets to your community.  Don will be sorely missed by many.  My mother, Janis Davis, always had nothing but nice things to say about all of you.  Hold onto the beautiful memories you had time to share.  God's blessings to you all, Tonya Davis Payne



#14 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Richwood
No email Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 1:41 PM

We were so sorry to hear of Don's passing.  You are never ready to say goodbye to your loved one and it is even harder when it happens so sudden. He will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.  God Bless.



#15 from: Joan Foos Sullinger
Ridgeway, OH
joansullinger@ymail.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 3:07 PM

I was saddened to hear of your sudden loss! He was also my bus driver as a kid. He was always interested in people and what they were doing. I'm sure you have a lifetime of wonderful memories. It is never easy to let the ones we love go. With sincere sympathy, Joan and Rex Sullinger



#16 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood Ohio
No email Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 3:11 PM

On behalf of my family we send our deepest  sympathy.
The sudden loss of Don has come to a shock to all who knew him.
Don will always be remember as a man who truly loved God, his family and friends.
We pray that his family would feel the love and peace of God that truly passes all understanding during this most difficult time.
In Christ love.




#17 from: Joyce and Gary Case
North Lewisburg, Ohio
j.case4@live.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Annette, Tom, Alison, Cole and Robinson Family,
You have our prayers and heart at this time of sorrow.  We bless you with courage and love to bear the grief you feel.
Don will be missed but your wonderful memories of him will live on..... With love and prayers, Joyce and Gary Case



#18 from: Donna J Cooley
Richwood
dcooley1@embarqmail.com Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Annette and Ali - May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.



#19 from: marilyn & Ed Evans
West Mansfield
No email Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Julia,Mark,Tyler,Travis
You are in our Prayers for comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Your dear loved one is at peace in Heaven.



#20 from: Lloyd Baker and Leila 'Dutchie' (Rausch) Hill
Marysville
lbaker418@yahoo.com Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1:18 AM

To extend our deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathy to all of you at this sad time, and wishing each of you the comfort of happy memories.

Sincerely,

Leila'Dutchie'(Rausch) Hill, and
Lloyd Baker, 02/17/2015



#21 from: Rick and Norma Maxey
Marysville
No email Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Julia and Family   We are very sorry for your loss.  May God and your memories of your dad help you get through this difficult time.
Rick and Norma



#22 from: Cheryl DeBoard
Lake Mary, FL
No email Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1:12 PM

What a privilege it was to get to know Don.  He and Ruth were so special to my parents, Henry and Norma Jean Johns. My prayers are with all of the family.



#23 from: Arch Deboard
Lake Mary, FL
No email Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Dear Ruth and entire family.  My prayers are with each of you and I wish I was there to express my love and admiration for Don to you.
Please know that Don is a living testimony to our God and His influence in our lives if we allow him to influence us. I share your loss and will continue to pray for all of you.  

May God continue helping you in this most trying of times.

Arch



#24 from: Guy & Betsy King
Traverse City, Michigan
gking928@gmail.com Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Tami, So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

Guy & Betsy King



#25 from: Marge Retterer
M  cConnelsville,Ohio
dmretterer@hotmail.com Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 8:36 PM

Ruth, I am so sorry to hear of Dons passing.  It is a lonely life without our partners of so many years,t help.ime will   Sincerely, Marge Retterer



#26 from: Carl, Jeanie & Bonnie Thiergartner
 
blthiergartner@yahoo.com Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 9:32 AM

Ruth, Annette, Julia, Tami, Joy & Family
We are truly sorry for your loss. Don will
always be remembered as a loving man to his family and friends. A man with a BIG smile for
everyone. God wrap His Grace around you and
comfort you.



#27 from: Suzanne Patterson
Richwood, Ohio
No email Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Dearest Ruth and family, my heart goes out to you all. A wonderful man, with a great smile. Don was such a gift was to so many. My love and prayers to you all. Respectfully, Suzanne.



#28 from: Ted and Susie Kavanagh
Richwood
No email Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:15 PM

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. May God surround you with His love and comfort in the days to come.



#29 from: Bill and Beth Parish
Richwood Ohio
pmbcparish@aol.com Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

We are sending our prayers for you.  It's hard to lose a parent, no matter how young or old.  Please remind yourselves how good, kind, and wonderful your dad was and find comfort in that.  God Bless.



#30 from: Jacqueline
Schenectady, NY
Jacquelineadanzy@gmail.com Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM


Sincere condolences to family and friends of  Robinson.  
May you find comfort in the hope of the resurrection that our loving Creator Jehovah has promised at Acts 24:15. Pleasant memories as you await this promise of seeing your loved ones again.



#31 from: Jan and Roger Harlow
Chino Valley, Arizona
captntop@msn.com Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 6:49 PM

Ruth and family, our very sincere condolences for the loss of Donald Lee. I called Leon and informed him and he asked me to add his condolences also. It's times like this that I wish we didn't live so far away. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family.  
 Jan and Roger Harlow, and Leon Cooper





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