Rolf Archie Robison (1919-2003)

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Rolf Archie Robison
Born: 12 May 1919 Monroe, Utah
Died: 28 May 2003 Provo, Utah
Father: Archie Robison
Mother: Charlottie Eugenia Larsen
Siblings: Rolf Archie Robison
Jene Lorena Robison
Clarence Franklin Robison
Spouse: (1) Marjorie Peterson
Married: 6 Jan 1945
Spouse: (2) Ingeborg Caroline Arnold
Married: 26 Nov 1948 Aschaffenburg, Germany
Children: Laurel Brigitte Robison
Roland Lawrence Robison
David Arnold Robison
Richard A. Robison
Robert Lynn Robison
Rose Marie Robison
Caroline Ann Robison

Obituary

The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Saturday, 31 May 2003:

Rolf Archie Robison

Rolf Archie Robison passed away at his home on May 28, 2003 from congestive heart failure at the age of 84.

He was born May 12, 1919 in Monroe, Utah to Charlottie Larsen Robison and Archie Robison. He was raised in Fillmore, Utah.

He attended Brigham Young University for two years. He worked as an electrician at Geneva Steel for 30 years.

Rolf was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served his church in many capacities, including a full-time mission in California and Arizona, a stake missionary, a ward mission leader, a Seventies group leader, a Scout leader, a ward building coordinator, and a ward librarian.

He served his country in the armed forces and was stationed in Germany during World War II, where he met his sweetheart, Ingeborg Caroline Arnold. They were married in Aschaffenburg Germany on November 26, 1948. They were sealed a short time later in the Manti LDS temple.

Rolf loved to sing, and studied with voice teachers until he was nearly 83 years old. He also loved to write, and he wrote numerous stories and poems. Rolf had a creative mind and loved to invent things. He invented a times-tables wheel, a perpetual calendar, and numerous games and gadgets. Children at elementary schools loved to see his demonstrations on electricity and magnetism. He was also an accomplished photographer, with many cameras and his own darkroom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law, Helmut Arnold and Floyd Bradfield, and one son, David Arnold Robison. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ingeborg C. Arnold Robison, one brother, Clarence F. Robison (Monita), one sister, Jene R. Bradfield (Floyd), and six children, Laurel Howard (Mark), Roland L. Robison (Shannon), Richard A. Robison (Lisa), R. Lynn Robison (Kathy), Rose Marie Robison, and Caroline Ann Robison. He has 25 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 2, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Grandview 13th Ward Chapel, 1260 W. 1150 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call Monday morning at the chapel from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery under the direction of Berg Mortuary.

Sources

  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 101.
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Clarence F. Robison
Family of: Archie Robison & Charlottie Eugenia Larsen
Annullment: 24 Oct 1946
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Rolf Archie Robison
Family of: Rolf Archie Robison & Ingeborg Caroline Arnold
  • The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Thursday, 28 Sep 2006, Obituary: Robison, Clarence Franklin