Darrell Lee Robinson, Sr., surrounded by his loving family, went to be with his Lord and savior on Oct. 9, 2016.

Darrell was born on April 5, 1931, to Marie and David Robinson in Sheldon, Mo. He was the oldest of six sibilings. As a young man Darrell traveled on his Harley Davidson to Ukiah, California. At the age of 21, he was drafted to the Korean War serving two years before being transfered to the Army reserve for the next four years. During this time his daughter Rhonda was born. Darrell held a very special place in his heart for Rhonda being she was his only daughter.

In 1955, he married Adalea Romer and eventually they made their way to Fortuna, where they started their family. Darrell retired with Operating Engineers as an Equipment Operator and Grade Setter building roads. He enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. One of his favorite hobbies was reloading shells.

A few years after Darrell’s wife passed a new chapter started in his life. In 2000 he was struck by Cupid’s arrow, initiated by Lanore Bergenske. She told him about her aunt Pat Ford and where she attended church. Sure enough Darrell, showed up to her church that next Sunday to meet Pat. Darrell and Pat were married in 2002 and the rest is history. Together they enjoyed their church families at Hydesville Community Church and the First Covenant Church in Eureka, alternating attendance each Sunday. After Sunday services Darrell enjoyed going out to lunch with his family, where he always shared chicken strips with his great-granddaughter Laila.

Darrell was a family man. He loved watching his grandchildren grow and play sports. He was an avid picture-taker, always either taking photos or instructing others to do so.

Darrell was a hard working and very giving man and above all loved his Lord and savior.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ford Robinson; his children, Rhonda (Randy) Hess of Salinas, David Robinson and Dale Robinson of Anderson, Lee (Jackie) Robinson of Fortuna, Sharon (Steve) Cooksey of Eureka, Peggy (Gary) Thiessen of Sequim, Wash.; his siblings, Della Mitchell of Lebanon, Mo., Connie (Gene) Stump of Lockwood, Mo., Earl (Wanda) Robinson of Nevada, Mo. and Gary (Cathy) Trent of Floral, Florida; in-laws Bob (Irene) Bergenske of Eureka, Gary (Margaret) Nicholson of Rochester, Wash., Judy Fiorini of Turlock, Marva Lou (Rue) LeMar of Novato; and a very special aunt, Dorothy Nicholson of Eureka. Darrell is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Darrell is preceded in death by his parents, Marie and David Robinson; infant brother Earl Byron Robinson; wife Adalea Robinson; nephew Kevin Stump and brother-in-law Dan Bergenske.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hydesville Community Church on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to to Hydesville Community Church or to your local Teen Challenge.


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