Steven Lynn Robinson, age 73 passed away the morning of April 22, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family and his trusty feline companion, Mr. T.
Steven Lynn Robinson was born in Halstead, Kan. He was a graduate of Buhler High School. An American Legion School Award winner in high school, he was recognized at a young age for his courage, honor, leadership and patriotism. Steven Lynn Robinson continued to exude these attributes throughout his life. A Vietnam veteran, where he was a combat photographer, he served his country proudly for 24 years and 24 days. Retiring from Ft. Riley Kansas in 1988, he remained an active member of the Manhattan community up until his passing.
Steven Lynn Robinson was heavily involved in the Veterans Coalition, helping with organizing the Manhattan Veteran’s parade for many years. Additional memberships included: Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; the Vietnam Veterans of America: and the DAV.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, train hobbyist, and a true patriot who loved his country and gave just as much to his family who treasured him. He was also in the habit of playing Keno quite often. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter Lori Thompson (Altus, Okla.) and husband, Dave Thompson and their family; his son Donnie Robinson (Wichita, Kan.) and wife Laura Robinson and their family; his daughter Christine Robinson (Manhattan, Kan.). His favorite activities involved fishing and hunting with his son and grandchildren; casino trips with his daughter Christine Robinson; traveling and visiting in any capacity with his daughter Lori Thompson; and most of all spending time with his beloved wife, Betty Jean Robinson. They were married for 54 years. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include daughter Lori Thompson and son-in-law Dave Thompson (Altus, Okla.); daughter Christine Robinson (Manhattan, Kan.); and son Donnie Robinson and daughter-in-law Laura Robinson (Wichita, Kan.). Additional survivors include numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister June Breckner: sister Janis and brother David of California. He is also survived by his sister Judi Norman of Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
The family will greet friends during a visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Paul Barkey officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow the service at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley in Manhattan.