Robert ”Bob” James Robinson, 89, lifelong resident of Hibbing died Monday, April 19,
2021 at home in Hibbing. He was born July 17, 1931 to Floyd and Margaret (Bussey)
Robinson in Minneapolis, MN. He moved from Minneapolis to Pool Location, attended
Hibbing Schools and was an exceptional athlete, going to State in wrestling and football. Bob
was a very hard worker, sometimes working two or three jobs to support his family.
Throughout his career, he was employed by companies such as, Great Northern Railroad,
Christofferson Texaco Station, and eventually retiring from Eveleth Taconite in 1993 after 30
years of service.
He was proud to have spent 19 years coaching Little League Baseball for the Lions Club and
always enjoyed running into those he coached so many years later. Bob was a 50 year
member of Mesabi Lodge #255 of the AF & AM, Hibbing Lodge of Perfection, all Scottish Rite
Bodies of Duluth and the Aad Temple Shrine, Duluth.
He enjoyed being a snowbird for the past 28 winters in Apache Junction, AZ at the Happy
Days RV Park. There, he was a very active resident, participating on many committees and
pool leagues. Bob spent his summers in Hibbing. Volunteering for many years at the Hull
Rust Mine View, where he was valued for the knowledge he shared with visitors from all over
the world. Bob also spent his time participating on leagues at the Hibbing Bocce Ball Courts
and was an avid bowler in his earlier years. He enjoyed meeting new people and made a
friend wherever he went.
Robert is survived by his daughter Deborah (Billy) Castro, his son, Jim Robinson, both of
Hibbing, brother, Richard Robinson, Wausau, WI, sister, Sharon (Larry) Smootes, Lakeville,
MN, seven grandchildren, Lisa Marie Ellich, Hibbing, Derek Robinson, and Christopher
Robinson, both of Minneapolis, MN, Jamie Murphy, Naples, FL, step-grandchildren, Billy
(Stephanie) Castro Jr., Wellington, FL, Alex Castro, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Jovanna (Carl)
Castro, Gilbert, AZ, 4 great-grandchildren, Camden Murphy, Robert Jacilla, Jaden Castro and
Victoria Cochrane. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 7 brothers.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April, 24, 2021 at the Dougherty Funeral Home
of Hibbing. The Rev. Rod Tuomi will officiate. Visitation begins at 11:00 am, a Masonic
Service will be held at 1:30, with memorial service immediately following. Interment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
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