Lorna Mae Robinson

Lorna Mae Robinson

December 22, 1924 – April 15, 2020


Lorna was born December 22, 1924 at home in Avoca, Iowa to Grace and Louie Rock.  Lorna was the oldest of six children: Lorna, Alice, Kenneth, Dorothy, David and Patty.  She was raised on a farm with chores before any school activities.  She graduated from Avoca High.  She was very proud of her ability at Gregg Shorthand and transcription, which secured her a position as secretary at GE Supply in Omaha.  While working in Omaha she lived with her aunt and uncle in their upstairs apartment and took the streetcar to work every day.  Lorna was responsible for all bank deposits and carried a large cold cream jar filled with rocks and a five-inch hat pin for protection.

Lorna married her high school sweetheart, Bill Robinson on January 30, 1946 in Hiawatha, Kansas.  Together they had five children: Diane, Dennis, Douglas, Dale and Donna.  Bill owned his own business, Robinson’s Garage at 33rd and California Street.

Lorna Studied for her CMA license and went to work for two doctors.  She was their nurse, secretary, payroll and bookkeeper.

Her hobbies included ceramics, bowling, doll making and physical fitness.  She was devoted to her Church, Hannah Circle and singing in the choir.

She joined Eastern Star as a young adult with a youth history of Rainbow Girls.  She was Worthy Matron of the chapter several times and also belonged to Daughters of the Nile and White Shrine.

Throughout her life, charity to all and the love of Patriotism guided her life.

She loved every child and grandchild and could remember all their names and birthdates and considering there were 60 of them, it was quite a few!

Preceded in death by husband, William K.; and sons, Dennis and Douglas.  Survived by children: Diane Reeves (Ken), Dale Robinson and Donna Steensen (Dick); 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Myers; sister-in-law, Carol Rock Wilson; other relatives and friends.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Sunday, April 19th from 1pm to 4pm, at the West Center Chapel.  Family FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, April 20th, 1pm, West Center Chapel.  INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Northwest Hills Church or the Masonic Children’s Home in Fremont.

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  • Joellen Zuk Posted April 17, 2020 2:07 pm

    Diane – Your mother has been a beautiful part of my life since I was a Rainbow Girl. She was kind, and exemplified Faith, Hope, and Love in every aspect of her life. She had endless energy and always willing to help others. I know your heart is sad, but it is also filled with memories. I hope to come to the Visitation, but if not know you and your family are in my prayers. Love to all. Joellen

  • Rosalind J Taylor Posted April 17, 2020 3:42 pm

    I’m going to miss you mom. I loved all the conversations we had and the laughs. You’ve been a mother to me for the last 33 years since my mother passed. I will never forget you. I know you are in a much better place. Sorry for your loss Diane, Dale and Donna. We all lost a great lady.

  • Nicole Crnic Posted April 17, 2020 4:41 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mom! Bowling was never the same after she quit. We had so many fun times and good memories. Love to all of you!

  • Rod and Tena Poe Posted April 17, 2020 5:21 pm

    We will miss Lorna so much and will remember her as a very dear neighbor, a fun loving lady on our bowling team and a very sharing person. She made wonderful cinnamon rolls and I enjoyed our long walks. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Diane and your entire family. We loved her so much , but she is with Bill and her boys now and well again. Tena and Rod

  • Kathy Morin Posted April 17, 2020 5:31 pm

    Donna, Dick and family we are so sorry to hear about your Mom Donna. Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • Betty Garwood Posted April 17, 2020 7:08 pm

    Dear Friends: I met Lorna through Eastern Star and activities at Westside Rainbow Assembly. She was a special friend in my life. She always had that lovely smile just like the picture you have chosen to remember her. I’ll remember the smile and kind, thoughtful person she was. Heartfelt sympathy to her family.

  • Susie Madsen Posted April 18, 2020 10:30 am

    Diane, Dale and Donna, am so sorry to hear that your Mom passed. We all loved your Mom and felt like we were relatives. We have so many happy memories of your family and send our love and prayers. Sending hugs to you all. We’ll watch the funeral on Monday and please know we’re all thinking of you. Deepest sympathy for your tremendous loss. Susie Stearns-Madsen

  • Richard Vagenen Posted April 18, 2020 10:45 am

    My deepest sympathy to Diane, Dale and Donna for the loss of your mom
    Lorna was a neighbor of mine as was growing up and Lorna very kind

  • Phil & Pamela Grace (Rock) Royer Posted April 18, 2020 11:44 am

    We will remember to live as lovingly and unconditionally as Lorna’s example was to everyone. Absolute unselfishness, honesty, purity and love was she.

  • Terena Kring Posted April 18, 2020 1:08 pm

    Donna, Dick, Sean, Seth, Scott and all the family. So sorry for your loss. She was so sweet always kind. Heaven gained an angel❤️🙏

  • Doug and Geri Mallory Posted April 18, 2020 3:53 pm

    Lorna was an incredible woman. She was devoted to her family and full of energy—even into her 90’s. She will certainly be missed by all that knew her.

  • CARYL CHRISTIAN LEVY Posted April 18, 2020 11:06 pm


  • Carolyn Plants Posted April 19, 2020 10:28 am

    Carl & I knew Lorna through our mutual activities in Eastern Star. She always had a ready smile and genuine friendship for everyone. I never heard her say a word against anyone. She always had a warm hug &loving embrace for me whenever we met. She will be sorely missed. God bless you abd keep you. -Carolyn Plants.

  • Dianna Cupps Posted April 20, 2020 10:04 am

    Lorna was someone I will always remember! She was part of a bible study group at church and we always enjoyed the things she would share! We will miss her!

  • Jo Morton Posted April 20, 2020 10:10 am

    What a beautiful, loving, caring lady Lorna was! I will always remember her smiles and laughter!
    She will be playing canasta & bowling up in Heaven. Thanks for sharing your love and faith Lorna! Central Park Church and Northwest Hills were so very lucky to have Lorna as a member!
    May God Bless her family.
    May God Bless all her family!

  • Suzy Parsons Posted April 20, 2020 12:38 pm

    Lorna was a very special lady. She always made me smile-she was so bubbly!! What a generous person. Love you Lorna.

  • Sean Steensen Posted April 20, 2020 1:05 pm

    I love you Gramma!!

  • Judy Wehrbein Posted April 22, 2020 5:43 pm

    Dear Ones – How very sorry we were to hear of Lorna’s passing. What a ‘treasure’ she was. Gene and I became acquainted with her through our Eastern Star activities. We had the opportunity to take her with us on several trips and it was always a true delight to have her with us!! She had a delightful way of telling stories and she so loved to tell of her family and her upbringing in Iowa. We were all blessed to have been able to travel with her through her life journey. Our love, sympathy and prayers to you all! Gene and Judy Wehrbein

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