Amelia Robinson, 94Amelia “Mollie” Catharine Robinson, 94, died Thursday, September 1, 2011.
Amelia “Mollie” Catharine Robinson, 94, died Thursday, September 1, 2011.
Amelia was born October 13, 1916 in Rosenheim, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Alexander and Agatha Miller. Mollie grew up and was schooled in Canada. In the 1930s she emigrated to the United States.
Mollie was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Matthew’s Church in West St. Paul in 1938. On May 6, 1939 Mollie was united in marriage to Robert John Robinson, also at St. Matthew’s Church. The couple made their home in South St. Paul where they were blessed with two children, Robert and Kathy.
In the mid 1950s, Mollie and Robert moved to the Alexandria area. They bought Cottage Grove Resort on Lake Andrew, which they owned and operated for 17 years. The couple retired after selling the resort in the early1970s and bought a home on Lake Andrew.
Mollie enjoyed traveling in the United States and Canada. She and Robert spent many winters in McAllen, Texas. Mollie enjoyed cooking; she was especially good at cooking ducks with her homemade dressing. She also enjoyed visiting and served as a volunteer in the coffee shop at Knute Nelson home for many years. Mollie was a faithful and longtime member of St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria.
Her husband, Robert Robinson, and all of her siblings preceded her in death.
Mollie is survived by her son, Robert Robinson and wife, Patty, of Grand Marais; daughter, Kathy Anderson and husband, Tom, of Bullhead City, AZ; grandchildren, Michael Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Bob Robinson, and Carrie Lynn Pontnack (Robinson); and her great-grandchildren, Mariah Anderson, RJ Robinson, Travis Anderson, Mary Jane Anderson and Peyton Pontnack.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 8 at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria. The Rev. Father Steve Binsfeld was the celebrant. Interment followed on Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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