Nancy Robinson


Nancy Leigh Robinson, 55, of Vermillion, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 23, 2012, in her home with her husband and children at her bedside.

Nancy Leigh Robinson was born on Aug. 24, 1957, the daughter of Don and Virginia Jensen of Burbank. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1975, attended the University of South Dakota for one year, and then transferred to Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN where she graduated with a degree in social work.

After working for the American Cancer Society in Minneapolis, MN for a year, she married the love of her life, Curt Robinson, of St. Thomas, ND at Dalesburg Lutheran Church on Aug. 15, 1981. The couple moved to Watertown, where they lived until 1987 and Nancy worked for Jenkins Methodist Home as a social worker. After Curt was hired by Edward Jones Investments to open an office in Vermillion, the couple moved in 1987 and Nancy worked in the Edward Jones office full time for three years, and then on a part time basis until 2009.

Grateful for the opportunity to have shared her life are her husband of 31 years, Curt Robinson; and their four children, Jordan of Minneapolis, MN, Sam, Valerie and Daniel, all of Vermillion. She is also survived by her mother, Virginia Jensen, Burbank; her brother, Reid (Marilyn) Jensen, Burbank; sister, Sheila (Greg) Ketel, Rapid City; and sister, Tracy (Russ) Mancino, Elkhorn, NE; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Nancy was blessed to have many close friends and relatives that were a very important part of her life. She was an inspiration throughout her cancer illness with her positive attitude and strong faith. Her priorities of serving and loving others were a testimony to her faith and love of Jesus Christ and the church. She was active with women's ministry, youth groups, Sunday school, missions work and service wherever she was needed and was a wonderful mother.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Don Jensen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec 28 at Grace Baptist Church in Vermillion, with Pastor Steve Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Bluffview Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. at the church.

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