Donald Robinson Obituary

Donald  Robinson
Donald "Stormy" Robinson
Donald Robinson

May 5, 1915 - September 4, 2007
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Donald "Stormy" Robinson passed away on September 4, 2007 at Kavanagh House on 56th Street.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2007 at Westover Funeral Home with burial following at Masonic Cemetery.

Stormy was born May 5, 1915. He was founder of Stormy's Tavern at 70th and Douglas in Urbandale, IA in 1938. He was the first Honorary Jaycee in the history of Urbandale. The Mayor even proclaimed a "Stormy Robinson Day". The first time anyone had been so honored. Stormy's sponsored many an Urbandale Baseball and Bowling League and his retirement in 1983 was held at the St. Pius X Church complete with a beer truck. Also a first. He was a 50 plus year member of the Waveland Park Masonic Lodge 654 and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona as well as a lifetime member of the Isaac Walton League. He was well respected in his community and dearly loved by his family.

Stormy was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Robinson; daughter, Helen Kennedy; brothers, Harry and Wink Robinson and sisters, Mildred Bacon, Genevieve King and Geraldine Fagen. He is survived by his grandchildren, Kathleen (Dennis) Narland of Adel, IA, Robert (Debbie) Kennedy, Jr. of Des Moines, IA, Vicky (George) Springer of Waukee, IA and great-grandchildren, Tami Walker of Bode, IA, Jeff Johnson of San Jose, CA, Steven Kennedy of Windsor Heights, IA and Tina Kennedy of West Des Moines, IA.

A visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 9, at Westover Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa, 401 Railroad Place in West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, September 9, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Monday, September 10, 2007
11:00 AM
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, September 10, 2007