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Allen M. Robinson

March 1, 1947 — July 4, 2024

Allen Miller Robinson, also known as “Sonny” to his family and the Hamilton community, passed away on July 4, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society facility in Larimore, ND surrounded by his family. Services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the Bathgate Presbyterian Church, Bathgate, ND. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND

Allen was born on March 1, 1947 to Alex and Lillian (Nordstrom) Robinson in Grafton, ND. He lived his entire life at Hamilton except for the years he served in the US Army and until moving to Minto in 2015. Graduated from Hamilton High School in 1965. 

Allen married Dorothy (Moore) Robinson on January 24, 1970, at Mountain, ND. Allen and Dorothy have two children, Shane (Nicky) Robinson of Minto, ND, and Julie (Chris) Dodd of Goodyear, AZ.

After coming home from his service to his country Allen worked at American Crystal Sugar in Drayton for 39 years as a crane operator and mechanic. He had many co-workers who became lifelong friends. Allen enjoyed their company and fun times golfing and working. He was trained in the service on the operation of a crane and continued to use that training throughout his work years. While serving in the US Army in Vietnam he was tasked with clearing areas that had been defoliated with Agent Orange. He was always grateful for his training which allowed him to provide a good life for his family. However, over time his service time also brought a toll on his health. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. 

Allen’s family was everything to him. He so enjoyed all the time he could spend with his kids and grandkids. Allen loved sports, basketball, baseball, football, golf, and anything that would allow him time with his family. He played softball with the “Rookies” and had so many fun times with those guys. Allen started golfing with Shane and they would go many early mornings and golf together. That love of golfing also extended to his grandkids, he would take them when they were just little and spend valuable time with them on the golf course. Through the years Allen attended hundreds of basketball, baseball, and football games to cheer on Shane, Julie, Lili, Seth, Riley, Ezra, Elijah, and Jayden. He loved to watch them all play and was always so very proud of them all.

Over the years Allen, Dorothy and family enjoyed many trips to see the Twins play, always a Yankee fan he eventually turned into a Twins fan. But the games he enjoyed the most were those played by his kids and grandkids.

The Hamilton Community was always special to Allen. When he was younger, he delivered newspapers, and everyone said you would always see him with a basketball or a baseball glove riding on his bike.

Allen was a member of the Hamilton Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. Member of the American Legion Post #11 of Cavalier for over 50 years. Served on the Hamilton City Council.

Spending time with his family was the best times he had although he enjoyed going to the Casino and he was lucky most of the time. Always was a huge fan of the Pembina County Fair at Hamilton usually going every day for many years and last year made the drive to have some fair food. Told stories of when it was in its best years and the jobs he would get for a few days to earn money to go to the fair. 

Allen is survived by his wife, Dorothy; son, Shane (Nicky) Robinson; daughter, Julie (Chris) Dodd; grandchildren: Lili (Jon) Schulte, Seth (Nicole Schmidt) Robinson, Riley Robinson, Ezra Robinson, Elijah Robinson, Jayden Dodd; great-grandson Joey Schulte; Sisters-in law: Rita Robinson and Rose Moore; Dorothy’s siblings: Stewart (Lois) Moore, Alfred (Teresa) Moore, Tim (Sylvia) Moore, Susie (Ron) Borgen, and several nieces and nephews.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Lillian Robinson; sister, Betty Nelson (2023); brother, Robert (2022); great-granddaughter, Jane Schulte (infant); Sisters-in-law: Martha Johnson and Judy Vigen; brothers-in-law: Howard Nelson, Tom Moore, Gary Johnson and Nils Vigen; nephew, Chris Nelson; and Dorothy’s parents, Stewart and Ella Moore.

Allen was a kind caring man who cherished his family and will be missed by so many.

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