Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Jane Robinson, 84

Published 7:44 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Jane Robinson, 84

Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Jane Robinson, 84

Jacqueline “Jackie” Jane Robinson, 84, of Austin, Minnesota, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at her home.

Jackie was born on Aug. 28, 1932, near Utica, South Dakota, the daughter of William and Ida (Weidenbach) Hauck and was raised on the homestead family farm. She received her education in Scotland, South Dakota, graduating in 1950. She then attended Yankton College majoring in education and music. Jackie married her high school sweetheart, Richard Robinson, on June 17, 1951, in Yankton. While Dick attended Purdue University in Indiana, Jackie worked at Arvin Industries and the Horticulture Department at Purdue University. They moved to Austin in 1954, where Jackie worked for the Austin Public Schools and then at the Austin Country Club, first as a secretary for five years and then as the club house manager for six years. While in this capacity she served as the regional director for the Club House Managers Association of Minnesota. In 1983, she became office manager for Four Seasons Travel and in 1987 she transferred to the Albert Lea, Minnesota, office, where she worked as the general manager for five years. In 1992, Jackie opened Sterling Travel and was general manager until her retirement in 1998.

The Robinsons traveled extensively, visiting six continents and many areas of the United States as tour guides and for personal pleasure. Jackie was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and deacon; sang in the choir, and was president of the Women of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She found great pleasure in hosting family gatherings and entertaining friends at dinner parties in their home. She loved mystery novels, good movies and an up-to-date atlas. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother, respected by her peers and woman of faith.

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Survivors include her husband, Richard Robinson of Austin; three children, Constance (Gary) Mulleneaux of Austin, Catherine (David) McCarty of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and William (Laura) Robinson of Chico, California; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Carla Ann; and a sister, Phyllis Jean.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Pastor Mike Olmsted and Pastor Allison Cobb, officiating. Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the church. Memorials should be directed to “Festival of the Nativity” to be held Dec. 1-2, 2017, at Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Worlein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.