Charles “Chuck” Robinson, age 66, of Morton passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Olivia Hospital and Clinic in Olivia, Minnesota. Visitation will be held Friday, May 27, 2022, from 4 –7 p.m. at the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will continue on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with an escort by the Morton Fire Department to the Morton City Cemetery for 11:30 a.m. graveside service. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be held at the New Morton Fire Hall in Morton, Minnesota at 12:00 p.m. following his graveside service at the Morton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials – the family will use the memorials to help purchase equipment for the Morton Fire Department. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls & Morgan.
Charles August Robinson was born to George and Phyllis (Wolter) Robinson in Redwood Falls on April 18, 1955. He attended and graduated from Morton High School in 1973 and then attended St. Cloud Technical College, graduating in 1974. After college he worked in the Twin Cities for a number of years, before returning to Morton where he worked for a number of area farmers, including the Frank family, for whom he worked for over 20 years. At the time of his death, he was employed by Transystems. Chuck was a member of the Morton City Fire Department and was a First Responder for over 40 years. He is one of only a few original golfers from the Morton Open golf tournament, golfing every year for 35 years. He enjoyed the outdoors – snowmobiling, motorcycling, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Chuck enjoyed gardening and always shared his pumpkins from his garden with the neighborhood kids and would have his nieces and nephews pick out their own pumpkins each year.
Chuck is survived by his siblings, Ken (Marlys) Robinson of Bird Island, Judy Johnson of Hermantown, Dennis Robinson of Redwood Falls, Joy Lynn (Clair) Murphy of Minneapolis, Janet Welter of Morgan, Jean Gores of Sycamore, IL, Jill (Rick) McVenes of Brainerd, Tom Robinson of Franklin, and John (Sheila) Robinson of Franklin; special friend, Gloria Ellingson of Redwood Falls; many nieces and nephews, further survived by great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Chuck is preceded in death by his parents George and Phyllis Robinson; brothers-in-law, Thomas Johnson, Mark Welter, and Dave Gores; nephews, Vincent Johnson, Kyle Simon, Erik Welter; nieces, Nancy Garrett and Lacey Johnson; and godson, Carl Robinson.