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Charles Robinson

Charles "Chuck" Dennis Robinson, age 76, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of the Willmar and Spicer communities, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Sept. 11, of a massive heart attack at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, September 19, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. www.petersonbrothers.com

Charles was born on April 4, 1940, in Willmar, Minnesota to Charles and Adeline Robinson. He grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1958. On November 7, 1959, in Willmar, he married Diane Annette Johnson. They were married for 53 years. Charles chose the U.S. Air Force as his career path, which took them to many different places throughout the Orient, Europe and United States, including Duluth and New London, Minnesota. He retired after 20 years of service which was where he met his best friends in the world, Vern and Aida Sorenson. Their families joined as one.

Charles was a very active young man. He enjoyed his golf with his good buddies, Joe and Irma Tolin and Raymond and Carole French, and many more friends. Charles also enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting, woodworking and listening to "old time" country music. He always had a smile on his face with a happy go lucky sense of humor. He was always making people laugh with his jokes and his wonderful personality. He looked forward to every fall so he could spend time with his sons, Scott and Bret, his grandson Chris, his best friend Vern, Vern's brother "The Colonel", good friend Clint Wilson, and many more. Family was a huge part of his life and loved spending time with them. He was a strong military man with a kind and loving heart. On Sunday's you could find Charles at Cross Pointe Baptist Church with his current wife Yasue Yokozeki-Gordon Robinson, that were married on February 7, 2016.

Surviving is his wife, Yasue Yokozeki-Gordon Robinson of Indianapolis, IN.; two sons, Scott (and Darla) Robinson of New Market, IN. and Bret (and Melanie) Robinson of Bruceville, IN.; one daughter, Kim (and Doug) Monson of New London, MN.; six grandchildren, Christopher Robinson, Zach Robinson, Jacob Monson, Shannon Monson, Logan Robinson and Karleigh Robinson; three great grandchildren, Kendahl Robinson, Brooklyn Monson and Landyn Parker; and one sister, Ricki (and Richard) Shaffer of Roy, WA., besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles in 1984, his mother, Adeline in 2005, his first wife Diane in 2013, and a brother, Gary Leroy, in infancy.

Cemetery Details

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55450-1199



SEP 19. 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Funeral Service

SEP 19. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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With our heartfelt sympathy and love to all in remembrance of a fine man. Lots of great memories of times spent together, camping up north, and visits out west. Denny always made a difference with his outgoing personality and his joy of life. We will miss him, too. Sincerely, Mike and Kathy Kimball

Kathy Kimball - September 13, 2016 at 07:24 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy, Mike & Kathy Kimball and family purchased the Peaceful Wishes for the family of Charles "Denny" Dennis Robinson.

Sincere sympathy, Mike & Kathy Kimball and family - September 13, 2016 at 08:08 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

What a blessing to have known "Chuck" even though it was only for a short time. My heart goes out to Yasue and the entire family for their loss Don & Jennie Lanning

jennie lanning - September 16, 2016 at 11:35 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I sent you an Email Yasue, just in case you haven't open it. I am very sorry to here this. I was born in Willmar, I am sorry I never met Chuck, he and I would have a lot to talk about. I will keep you in my praters.

Byron Andy Anderson - September 16, 2016 at 10:11 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Rest in peace my special cousin. Love and prayers to your family and children. Harvey, Sue and Kelly and family

sue Genadek - September 13, 2016 at 04:22 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Always in our hearts dad#2Love you,Mooch, Morgan and Justin

Marsha Lawson - September 14, 2016 at 02:05 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Eternal Memories was purchased for the family of Charles "Denny" Dennis Robinson.

September 14, 2016 at 03:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Peace, Prayers & Blessings - Blue and White was purchased for the family of Charles "Chuck" Dennis Robinson.

September 15, 2016 at 09:30 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We only met you once but your love for our dear friend ,Yasue ,made us love you as well. So very sorry we did not get to know you better. rest in Jesus.

Nina & Keith Horton - September 15, 2016 at 10:24 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

What a shock. So soon no time to say good by.Heartfelt Sympathy To Wife, And Family.May you find comfort in the Lord. Sincerely Betty Slinker

Betty Slinker - September 15, 2016 at 03:27 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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