Frederick Robinson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Frederick E. Robinson, 61
Frederick E. Robinson, 61, of Austin died peacefully in his home on Sunday Aug. 17, surrounded by his family after a year’s battle with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor.
Fred was born in Lower Newton Falls, Mass., and lived the early years of his life on the East Coast before moving to Minneapolis and then to Austin, where he attended elementary through high school. He graduated from Austin High School in 1965 and received his degree from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Following graduation, Fred was the co-founder and president of Robinson Business Forms. He later founded Austra Aircraft Rental and then Tecstra Systems. He was loyal to family and friends and loved nature and the outdoors. Fred truly valued community and took a genuine interest in building relationships with people.
Fred is survived by his wife, Meridee Ann Robinson, Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly (Rick) Carlsen, Plymouth, Minn.; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan (Amy) Robinson, St. Louis Park, Minn.; grandchildren, Callie and William Carlsen; sister and brother-in-law: Diana (Norm) Hageboeck, Wayzata, Minn.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Stuart and Nancy Warrington, Sheboygan, Wis., Mark and Ann Warrington, Red Wing, Minn., Diane Crane and Bets Reedy, Houston, Minn.; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Esther Robinson
A memorial service will be held in his honor at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Dr. Andrew M. Lindahl officiating. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. and at Westminster Presbyterian Church for one hour before the service on Thursday. The Organist will be Dori Schou with vocalists, The Bissen Family and Peter and Cassie Walker. Honorary Bearers will be Steve and Sarah Kumagai, Peter and Bonnie Tangren, Craig and Jane Johnson, Scott and Cathy Richardson. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Brains Together for a Cure, PO Box 8353 Rochester, MN 55903; Austin Medical Center Hospice Program or the Children’s Cancer Research Fund in memory of Fred Robinson. Fred’s body has been bequeathed to the Mayo Foundation Anatomical Program.

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