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Thora Robinson

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Aug. 21, 1926 -- March 23, 2012

A funeral service for Thora Robinson, 85, of Milford, was held Monday, March 26, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Thora Elnora Robinson was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Okoboji, the daughter of Ural and Vivian (Davis) Cother.

On Aug. 16, 1946, Thora was united in marriage to Forrest Robinson at the Methodist Church in Arnolds Park. The family made their home on Upper Gar Lake and remained in that house for 58 years. Thora worked as a waitress for many, many years at O'Farrell Sisters and most importantly, was a devoted wife and loving mother. Her greatest pride and joy was sharing in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Thora enjoyed watching sports, especially the Cubbies. She enjoyed nurturing struggling plants to health, caring and watching birds and tending to the needs of her dogs and cats. She liked going on rides around the lake, spending time with her sister, Nonda, and going on lunch dates with her best friend, Colleen. She took great delight in watching her four great-grandsons.

Thora passed away March 23, 2012, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake at 85 years of age.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Erickson and her husband, Jerry, of Terril; daughter-in-law, Theresa of Arnolds Park; five grandchildren, Rhonda, Greg, Jennifer, Michelle and Kristi; four great-grandsons, Nile, Alex, Azaiah and Nolan; one sister, Nonda of Estherville; one sister-in-law, Hazel of Spencer; many nieces and nephews, including her niece companion, Prudy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest; daughter, Judy; son, Jim; her parents, Ural and Vivian; sister, Leone and brother, Donald.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.