Kathleen M. Robeson

Feb 25, 2019
Robeson, Kathleen Crop


1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home 


11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


2:30 p.m. Garrison Cemetery Garrison


A memorial fund will be established.


Kathleen M. Robeson, 97, of Grundy Center, formerly of Waterloo, died on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Grundy Care Center.

She was born December 6, 1921 in Van Horne, daughter of Thomas and Mary Olive Greene O'Brien. Kathleen graduated from Van Horne High School in 1939. She married John Robeson July 4, 1941 in Montrose, Missouri; he preceded her in death December 19, 2010.

She was a homemaker and a cook at the Old Creamery Theatre in Garrison.

Kathleen is survived by her five children, Victoria Williams of Cedar Falls, Dean (Denise) Robeson of San Antonio‚ TX, David (Dee Dee) Robeson of Grundy Center‚ Jane (David) Sacco of Winter Garden, FL, and Randy (Debbie) Robeson of Waterloo; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; 11 brothers and sisters; and two great-grandchildren.

Kathleen was known as “Grandma up the Road.” Kathleen loved spending time with her grandkids. She liked to let them do her hair and makeup. She also enjoyed making them pancakes and “fresh fried potatoes.” In her eighties, she won a silver medal in the 50 meters at the Senior Olympics in Phoenix, AZ.

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  1. Dennis and Shelley Westerman | Feb 28, 2019
    Our prayers are with all of your family during this difficult time. We will not be able to attend the service but know that our thoughts are with you. 
  2. Mary Ellen Ellyson | Feb 27, 2019
    My sympathy to Vicki, Dean, Jane, David, and Randy from your cousin, Mary Ellen.  I won't be able to travel from my home in Nebraska to attend services for Kathleen, but please know that you are in my thoughts as you suffer the loss of your mom and my aunt.
  3. Jim Robeson | Feb 27, 2019

    Our sincere condolences go out to all Kathleen's children and grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Kathleen is my God-Mother as well as Aunt and will always be remembered as one of my favorite people.  Her family has spread throughout the country, but we all remember her at home on "the farm". 

    Kathleen has joined her brothers and sisters and husband for the next cycle in her life. May we all follow her example in living ours.  We miss her.

    From the Jim and Sandra Robeson family in California. 

  4. Sherry Turner | Feb 26, 2019
    She was a wonderful lady with a strong faith in God and loved her children and grandchildren dearly.  You will be missed Kathleen! Prayers for all of the family, so sorry for your loss!  She will be remembered fondly by everyone who's life she touched.
  5. Kate Breece | Feb 26, 2019
    My sincere condolances to the entire Robeson family. 

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