Caroline Robinson Obituary

Caroline  Robinson
Caroline Robinson
Caroline Robinson

August 18, 1910 - July 7, 2009
Born in Brookings, SD
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Caroline passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, loved dearly by family, at over 98-1/2 years.

Caroline was born in Brookings and then grew up in Flandreau, South Dakota in a family of four children. After graduating high school, Caroline moved to Des Moines, Iowa along with her youngest sister, Alvina, to join her older brother, Frances Art and sister, Katherine. There she took a job with Kresge. Later she worked for 28 years and retired from FAWN (now known as The Wittern Group). In Des Moines, she met and married Milburn Wellman with whom she had a son, Gary. She later remarried and survived Eugene Earl Robinson. Caroline resided in Des Moines for 80 years and raised her son and grandchildren.

Caroline is survived by her son, Gary (Linda) Wellman in Urbandale, Iowa; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Caroline is also survived by her sister, Alvina Headlee in Des Moines.

Caroline was an expert seamstress. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and attending church at St. John's Lutheran Church. Her spirit and liveliness shone through in every aspect of her life. Caroline was a generous, gentle and loving lady.

Her family and friends will be forever touched by her love for sharing memories and spending cherished moments.

Services will be held on Monday, July 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines, where Caroline was a member for nearly 80 years. Services will begin at 11 a.m., with a private graveside service to follow. There will be a visitation for family and friends from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, July 12 at Westover Funeral Home.

Very special thanks from Caroline's family are extended to extended family members and friends for their loving care.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Luther Park.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, July 12, 2009
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Monday, July 13, 2009
11:00 AM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, July 13, 2009


Luther Park Care Center
1555 Hull Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316