Jim L. Robinson


Memorial services for James L. “Jim” Robinson, 85, of Wayne, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Journey Christian Church in Wayne. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at Journey Christian Church in Wayne. Burial, with military rites, will be in  Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne.

He died Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at Wayne Countryview Care Center in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Robinson family for later designation.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

James Lynn Robinson was born July 2, 1938 in Woodford County, Illinois, to Eugene L. and Thelma B. (Ross) Robinson. After graduating from Low Point Washburn High School, he served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Pandemus as a Communications Electrician. 

Jim and Arlene Tarmann were married Aug. 16, 1963 at the Presbyterian Church Washburn, Illinois. The couple lived in Washburn where Jim worked at Shrock Fertilizer, Vernon Henry Trucking and then Caterpillar Tractor Company. They moved to Arvada, Colorado, in 1973 where Jim worked as a water treatment specialist for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado. While working at Coors, he attended Red Rocks Community College to become a Class A Certified Water Specialist. Jim retired from Coors in 1999 and the couple moved to Wayne in 2000.  

While living in Wayne, Jim kept active working part-time for area farmers helping with field work, hauling grain and iron. Jim and Arlene enjoyed traveling and camping at many destinations across the United States in their fifth wheel camper. They also enjoyed following their grandchildren and watching their activities and sporting events. The couple attended Journey Christian Church in Wayne.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; their children, James (Camille) Robinson of Golden, Colorado, Jerry (Kris) Robinson of Wayne, and Jolene (John) Harteker of Windsor, Colorado; eight grandchildren, James (Alexa) Robinson, Mitchell Robinson, Joshua Robinson, Anamarie Robinson, Elisa Robinson, Tyler Robinson, Jaiden Harteker and Jaklynn Harteker; great-grandson, Kai James Robinson; and great-granddaughter, Rae Robinson; one sister, Carole Carruthers of Fresno, California; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob (Pat) Robinson; brothers-in-law, Don Montgomery and Tom Carruthers; and parents-in-law, Vernon and Sue (Swartz) Tarmann.