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John T. Robinson

February 26, 1930 — July 27, 2017

John Thomas Robinson, 87, Marysville, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Cambridge Place, Marysville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. 9 p.m., Sunday, August 13, at Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.The funeral for John will be at 10 a.m., Monday, August 14, at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Marysville. Burial will be in the Marysville City Cemetery. John was born February 26, 1930, in Blue Springs, Neb., to Evelyn Moran Robinson and Clarence “Joseph” Robinson. He graduated high school in Barneston, Neb., in 1948. The following February 24, he joined the Navy as an electrician’s mate third class. He received training and was discharged on Feb. 23, 1950. He was recalled on May 13, 1952, for further service and later discharged on March 22, 1954. He served on two different diesel submarines, the USS Odax and the USS Caiman. After his service to our country, he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad for two years. He then went to work for the post office in Marysville in 1954. He was transferred to the Beattie Post Office as officer in charge in 1971 and promoted to postmaster in 1972. He served the Beattie community for 21 years. He retired in 1992 after working for the United States Postal Service for 38 years, 11 months and two days. In between his two tours of duty with the Navy, he returned to Barneston and on July 21, 1951, he married Norma Jean Olmsted at the Presbyterian Church in Barneston. The two of them enjoyed fishing, turkey hunting, polka dancing, going on cruises, and playing cards at family reunions. They had so much love to give, they decided to start a family and adopted a son, Steven, in 1962, and a daughter, Janet, in 1965. John enjoyed working on and restoring classic cars. His first two restorations were his father-in-law’s two 1929 Ford Model A’s. He also worked on Saabs, Volkswagen Bugs, various pickups, Chevy Novas, an MG Midget and other cars and a few mopeds through the years. His favorites were early model Ford Mustangs. He restored 12 of them. The last car he recently worked on was a 1930 Model A Coupe. John was a longtime member of Memorial Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, Shriners and the Masonic Lodge in Marysville. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gloria Graham. He is survived by his wife, Norma; his two children, Steven, Kimball, S.D., and Janet Tyler, Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Bethany Robinson; a brother, Joed Robinson, Beatrice, Neb.; a sister, Joyce Pollman, Wymore, Neb.; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established for Memorial Presbyterian Church, Marysville. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John T. Robinson, please visit our flower store.

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