Thomas J. Robinson, professor emeritus of mathematics, Grand Forks, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Valley Memorial Home Transitional Care Unit. He was 82.
Tom was born May 7, 1935, in Volga City, IA, the son of Kenneth and Lera (Horton) Robinson. He was raised in Volga and graduated valedictorian from high school in 1952. He attended Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry and was a four year starter on Luther’s baseball team. Tom completed his Master’s Degree in 1958 from Iowa State University at Ames, IA, and then moved to Grand Forks to teach mathematics at UND.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra, Grand Forks; sons, Timothy (Pamela) Robinson, Hutchinson, MN, and Paul (Jeffrey Longenecker) Robinson, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Todd and Lisa Robinson; sisters, Mary Cox, Waterloo, IA, and Peggy Koeneke, Manchester, IA; cousins, nieces and nephews, and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. Visitation will be one hour before the service in the church. Burial will be at Little Norway Lutheran Church cemetery near Fertile, MN. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks/ www.amundsonfuneralhome.com