March 3, 1946 – January 26, 2013
Edward DeWayne (Butch) Robinson age 66 of Moravia, Iowa went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX.
Butch was born March 3, 1946 in Centerville, Iowa to DeWayne and Edra Mae (Laws) Robinson.
Butch graduated from Moravia High School with the Class of 1964.
On June 21, 1975 he married Barbara Ellen McBride. During Butch and Barbs 38 wonderful years together his career in the Petrochemical Industry gave them the opportunity to travel throughout the world. In 1990 Butch and Barb moved back to Moravia and built a home on the family farm. He was actively involved in the community by serving as President of the School Board, and various community organizations. He was a member of the Moravia Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church’s functions. In 2006 Butch and Barb built Angel’s Smallmart where he loved to mingle and visit with all of their customers. In 2008 he had the opportunity to rejoin the Petrochemical Industry and share his expertise and knowledge.
Butch loved his family, especially the grandchildren and was very involved in their lives and sporting activities. This normally involved a lot of travel. But he loved every minute of it.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a brother Craig Allen, and his mother and father-in-law.
Butch is survived by his loving wife Barbara and three children – Malynda (Lynn) Lincoln of Bartlett, Ne, Angela (Bruce) Ellison of Centerville, IA, Gregg (Ayrand) Robinson of Shenandoah, IA, and six grandchildren – Mike Lincoln, Sara Lincoln, Jenna Lincoln, Ella Lincoln, Madeleine Robinson and Alexander Robinson. He is also survived by one brother Don (Connie) Robinson of Moravia, four sisters – Pam (Tary) Huff, Janice (Dave) McDonough, Bonnie (Jim Riley) Essary of Moravia and Tammy (Bill Heffron) Robinson of Exline, IA. Butch is also survived by his brother-in-law Fred (Janice) McBride of Moravia and five sister-in-laws Carla (Mark McMann) Cochran of Mystic, Peggy (Larry) Bird of Wisconsin, Becky (Bill) Underwood of Moravia, Susan (Mark) Long of Albia and Terri Buesing of Arkansas City. He also has many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends. Butch touched many lives and will be missed by all that knew him.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 6PM Thursday evening at the Moravia Nazarene Church, Moravia, Iowa with Pastor Terry Chapman officiating. Fellowship and visitation will be help in the fellowship hall of the church immediately following the service. Private family burial will be held. A memorial has been established to the family and may be left or mailed to the Lange Funeral Home & Crematory, 103 North John St., Moravia, Iowa, 52571. Condolences may be left at www.langefh.comInformation provided by: Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Street Centerville, IA 52544 www.langefh.com