Donald “Don” Robertson
Donald James “Don” Robertson, age 91, of Quincy, died on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Donald was born December 27, 1926 in Fowler, Illinois, a son of James Christian and Clara Henrietta Shriver Robertson. He married Lorraine “Lori” Schade on July 6, 1947 in the Second Presbyterian Church, in Bloomington, IL. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2016.
Don worked on the family farm until the brothers sold it to Moormans in 1953. He then worked for Moormans for 5 years before moving to Quincy. Don was an insurance salesman for the Business Men’s Assurance Company and attained the Chartered Life Underwriter Degree in 1968.
Don was a member and club leader of the Fowler and Ellington 4H Clubs. He earned many 4H and FFA awards and certificates, including the FFA American Farmer Degree.
Don was a member of Ellington Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder and a teacher. He had been the Commissioner from Ellington and the Great Rivers Presbytery to the Presbyterian General Assembly in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1968 and to the Bicentennial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976.
Survivors include: three children, Douglas James (Linda) Robertson of Cincinnati, IA; Larry D. (Cathy Biondi) Robertson of Raleigh, NC; and Vicki Lynn (Bill) Daggett of Quincy; a grandson, Jacob Lee (Amanda) Daggett of Quincy; a great-grandson, Hunter Lee Daggett of Quincy; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers: W. Lee Robertson of Elgin, IL, and Kenneth Eugene Robertson of Quincy; a half-sister, Bonnie Jean (Daryl) Davis of Loveland, CO; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Donald was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, H. Keith Robertson; and three sisters-in-law: Lydia Robertson (wife of brother W Lee); Marjorie Robertson (wife of brother H Keith); and Barbara Robertson (wife of brother Kenneth).
Services: 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Ellington Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Ron Cox officiating.
Burial: private inurnment in Ellington Home Cemetery
Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Ellington Presbyterian Church
Memorials: Ellington Presbyterian Church
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.