Gene Robbins, age 93, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023 at his home in Arkdale, WI.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Deacon Jim Johnston will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time-of-service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Gene was born on December 7, 1929 to Adrian and Ida (Earlywine) Robbins in Mole Lake, WI. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1949 until 1952. Gene married Ellen Adam on February 23, 1973 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kellner, WI. He retired from the Copps Corporation after 32 years of service.
Gene loved traveling, playing cards, dominoes, fishing, boating and camping. Gene and Ellen renewed their wedding vows on February 23, 2023 on Panama City Beach in Florida. Gene cherished spending time with family and friends. He was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.
Gene is survived by his loving wife Ellen, children: Barbara (Robin) Mehlberg, Kim (Pat) Young, Kent (Deb) Krings, Karen (Brian Buza) Krings, Kelly Ray; grandchildren: Tyler (Kelsey) Young, Brittany (Tara) Krueger, Angela (Arnie) Amodt, Jordan (Brittany) Young, Adam Krings and Adams Kraings (John DeCourcey), Justin (Stephanie) Young, Elizabeth Zinda, Jared Stoffel, Jenna (Ty) Thomas, Gena (Chris) Van Domelen, Andy (Kaylyn) Stephani, Joe Stephani and Isaac Mehlberg; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Sally (Tom) Young, brother-in-law Kenny Aubol and nephew Marty (Sandy) Aubol; Man’s Best Friend “Lucky”.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Earl, Adrian, Lee and twin sister, June. He was also preceded by his sons, Robb and Mark Robbins, daughter-in-law Kelly (Schneider) Robbins; sisters-in-law Nancy Wegner and Linda Havitz; and many other family members.
The family would like to thank Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids and Compassus Hospice for their excellent care that he was given.
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