James Douglas Robinson (March 22, 2020)

Doug Robinson photo

August 9, 1947 ~ March 22, 2020


Wife – Marci Robinson of Shelby, IA
2 Sons – Ara Robinson of Des Moines, IA
Beau (Ashley) Robinson of Omaha, NE
3 Brothers – Rod (Margaret) Robinson of Shelby, IA
Dave (Judy) Robinson of Shelby, IA
Bob (Julie) Robinson of Fremont, NE
1 Sister-in-law – Connie Robinson of Colorado
2 Grandchildren – Peru Robinson of Omaha, NE
Kawai Robinson of Omaha, NE
Other Relatives & Friends

James Douglas “Doug” Robinson, son of Meredith Garner and Phyllis Alda (Clark) Robinson, was born on August 9, 1947 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended Shelby (Iowa) schools and graduated from Shelby High School in 1966. On August 19, 1967, Doug married Marcia Jean Knudson in Shelby.

Doug worked for Squealer Feeds in Harlan, Iowa, for several years. He also farmed land northwest of Shelby most of his life. Most recently, from 2009-2019, Doug was an active owner of The Corn Crib restaurant in Shelby.

Doug was a member of the Methodist Church in Shelby. As a young man, he participated in various sports, and he continued to enjoy watching them on TV as he grew older. Doug was a caring and compassionate man who truly loved spending time with his family. He was an engaged resident of Shelby, where he served on many local, church, school, and community boards and committees.

Doug Robinson died on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He had reached the age of 72 years, 7 months, and 13 days.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marci Robinson of Shelby, Iowa; two sons, Ara Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa, and Beau (Ashley) Robinson of Omaha, Nebraska; three brothers, Rod (Margaret) Robinson and Dave (Judy) Robinson, both of Shelby, Iowa, and Bob (Julie) Robinson of Fremont, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, Connie Robinson of Colorado; two grandchildren, Peru Robinson and Kawai Robinson, both of Omaha, Nebraska; and other relatives and friends.

The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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19 Responses to James Douglas Robinson (March 22, 2020)

  1. Steve Boettger says:

    Marcy and family,
    We were so sad to hear of Dougs passing. He was such a nice and upbeat guy. We always enjoyed visiting with him .
    He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences.
    Steve and Jana Boettger

  2. Joan Ouren says:

    Marci, Ara and Beau,
    We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a kind man. Marci you and Doug were both so kind to Angie when her and Ara were in jazz band together. We are thinking about all of you!!

  3. Phillip Hoesing says:

    Dear Marci, Beau, Ara, and family,

    Doug is one of the best men I have ever met, and he truly embodies what it means to be fulfilled after filling every one else’s bucket What an incredible example he was to my sisters, brothers, and myself for all those years behind all those performances on the camera. Grant unto him, Eternal Rest, O Lord – and let the perpetual Light SHINE upon him; Rest In Peace, Doug!

    Though I haven’t seen any of you for 20 years, I send my love and condolences to your family!

    Phillip Hoesing

  4. Larry and Dianne Ehlers says:

    You and your family have our deepest sympathy for your loss. He will be missed. Keeping you in our prayers.

  5. John F Wendt says:

    Marci, Ara, and Beau: We, too, are saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. What fun we all had at Jazz contests and Faith Sound performances. Those were great times. Just last year we visited with Doug as we ate at the restaurant. Never would have believed that so soon he would be gone. Our prayers go out for you. Hang onto the wonderful memories. John and Mary Ann Wendt

  6. Rebecca Dyer says:

    Dear Marci, Ara, Beau and Robinson family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. My sisters and I always enjoyed visiting with him and Dave at the Corn Crib. May your memories of him be a comfort to you all as you seek to fill the hole he has left in your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God’s comfort to you all.
    Becky “Dea” Dyer

  7. Bruce, Justin and Becky Bro says:

    Dear Marci, Beau and Ara,
    Our deepest sympathies to you, we are so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. Our trips together to Faith Sound and Jazz Band concerts are some of our fondest memories of Harlan. Those were good times, Doug always made us laugh, and that is how we remember him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Vicki (Alvis) Stamm says:

    Marci, Ara and Beau, I am so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was such a great man and I know he will be missed immensely. I have such fond memories of Doug and all of your family during our Faith Sound time together. Doug and our Dad, Mike always made us laugh when they were together. I loved that year together so much and really do hold those fond memories close in my heart. We think of your family often and we will continue to think of you doing this difficult time and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. May God Bless you with all of your good memories together and I pray that brings you comfort and peace. Much love to you always. Victoria Stamm

  9. Alesha (Alvis) Baxter says:

    Marci, Ara, and Beau,

    I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Your family holds a special place on my heart from our time together in Faith Sound. Doug was always so cheerful and positive, and he will be missed by many. I will keep all of you in my prayers and thoughts now and in the days, weeks, and months to come. Hold closely to your lovely memories of your husband and dad. He will never be forgotten because he lives on in your memories. May you find peace and comfort as you grieve this loss of your beloved dad and husband. Love and hugs to all of you.


  10. Mike and Marilyn Rosmann, Harlan says:

    Marci, Ara and Beau,
    We are very sad for your loss. Doug was a wonderful man, smart, always pleasant, generous, caring, and much more. He touched many people in a positive way, including us, as he set an example for turning difficulties into opportunities for improvement. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mike and Marilyn Rosmann

  11. John Freese says:

    Dear Marci and family, we were also shocked, like others, to hear of Doug’s condition and now passing! We still remember all the good times we had as “young married couples” years ago! So our thoughts and prayers go out to the Robinson family at this time.

    John/Georgia Freese
    Green Valley, AZ

  12. Nancy Ludwig says:

    Marci, I was so saddened to learn of Doug’s death. I always enjoyed seeing him out and about where we discussed our “boys” and what they were all doing. It has been many years since we sat in the church pews together and watched Ara, Beau and Chris perform in Faith Sound. And of course, Jazz Band brought us all together cheering after each performance. As I recall Doug was quite a supporter and video man, documenting EACH performance from various vantage points for all of the parents to enjoy.
    Marci,Beau and Ara,please know that Tom would be sending his prayers and sympathy too, if he was here. God’s blessings to you all and your family…… Doug was a great guy!!.
    Nancy Ludwig

  13. Bill and Karen Johnson says:

    Our hearts go out to you and your family with our deepest sympathy for your loss of Doug. Know that lots of people are thinking of you at this sad time. We wish you peace and healing.
    Fellow farmers, Karen and Bill Johnson

  14. Dear Marci, Ara, Beau and Robinson family and friends ~ deepest condolences and prayers sent your way!! We are so sad to hear of Doug’s passing. We were privileged to know Doug and Marci during Ara and Melissa’s HCHS Jazz Band days and more recently, at the Corn Crib. May he Rest in Peace!! Hugs ~ Keith and Joan Potter, Melissa Potter Eckel and Tara Potter Carrigan

  15. Bob and Mary "Kay" Klein says:

    Dear Robinson Family, We are so very sorry to read of Doug’s passing. We visited with Dave and he when we ate at the Corn Crib in June of 2018. All of the Robinson “boys” were super people. May God be with all of you as each of you mourn your loss.

  16. Roxanne Reinig says:

    Marci and family, Dave and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Dougs passing. What a great guy as well as his brother Dave. We got to know both of them as well as Marci from eating at the Corn Crib. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Thinking of you all!
    Dick, Roxanne, Becci and Robyn Reinig

  17. Mike and Judy Alvis says:

    Marci, Ara, and Beau, Mike and I are so saddened to hear of Dougs passing. We have such fond memories of the kids singing together in Faith Sound. Your family was so loving and caring to us when we lost our daughter, and for that we will always be grateful! Your whole family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through these difficult days. May God bless you with all the good memories and all the good times your family had together. Much love to all of you!❤️

  18. Denny and Dianne Book says:

    We are saddened to hear of Doug’s death. Our deepest condolences to you. He will be missed by many.

  19. LaVerne and Linda Evans says:

    Marcia and family, Linda and I would like to Express our condolences to you on Doug’s passing. I was shocked when Lee recently told me of Doug’s condition. I have many fond memories of being on the football and track teams with Doug. He was a good example of dedication to athletics and fair play. He will be missed by many as I am quite certain he had many acquaintances and business associates. His suffering is over and he now resides in a far better place and we will all see him again. Linda and I will be praying for all of you at this time that our Lord and Savior Jesus will comfort and strengthen each of you. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU NOW AND ALWAYS!

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