Kent Dale Robinson, 86, formerly of Decatur now of Prior Lake, MN, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021. A memorial service will be held at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant Street SE) in Prior Lake, MN from 3:00 – 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. A burial ceremony will be held on May 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Crane Cemetery in Volina, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clark Chapel in Dowagiac, MI.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.BallardSunderFuneral.com.
Kent was born on January 8, 1935 in Decatur, MI to the late Roldo and Ruth Robinson. On Sept. 1, 1956 he married Elizabeth “Betty” Robinson of Dowagiac, MI. They eventually made their home in Burnsville, MN in 1964. Kent enlisted in the Air Force out of High School where he spent his military years in Florida. Upon discharge, he accepted a job in flight operations at Northwest Airlines where he worked for 41 years. All those who knew him would say he always had a story to tell. He loved attending airshows and vintage car shows. Kent enjoyed the outdoors fishing with his family and spending time in his yard working on projects. He was always with Betty and together they enjoyed getting away on their annual fishing trips to northern Minnesota where they enjoyed watching the Loons and Eagles.
Kent will again be with his bride, Elizabeth “Betty” Robinson. Kent is survived by his children, Mike (Stacey) Robinson and their children Sydney and Sofie of West Fargo, ND, Lisa (John Dybevik) Robinson of Bloomington, MN, and her children Allyson of Montgomery, MN, Justin (Emmalee) of New Prague MN, Amber of Rochester, MN and Brandon of Rochester, MN. He was also blessed with 3 great grandchildren Elizabeth, Morgan and Kolton. He was preceded in death by his sister and four brothers, Elaine (Jack Knight), AJ (Harriet) Robinson, Leon “PJ” (Mary Lou) Robinson, Ernest Robinson, and Gordon Robinson.Print Obituary & Condolences