If my memory serves, and lately that is iffy, my first adult baptism was a guy named Duane Robinson. I was impressed that he wanted to be baptized and really impressed that he wanted it done in public. In church. In those days that was a real “public confession”.  Anyway Duane and many others helped me with my horses, it takes a village you know.  Theresa was involved in every facet of our church life.  They epitomized ” faith, family, and friends” and I was privileged to know them.

Well Duane lost his partner Theresa.  Jesus took her on Easter, which Duane said was “nice”.  Just so.  Awaiting the last trumpet and the voice and the great rising.  We wait too.

Theresa Alma (Radke) Robinson, 75, passed away on (Easter Sunday) April 4, 2021, at her home in Grand Forks, ND, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with lung cancer.

Theresa was born April 25, 1945, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Alma (Holweger) & Carl Radke. She spent most her childhood years in Grand Forks before her and her family moved to Badger, MN. In 10th grade her and her family then moved to Gilby where she graduated from Midway High School in 1963.

She met Duane Robinson while working in Grafton. They married on June 17, 1967 and made their home in Drayton where together they raised their 3 children.

Theresa worked as a secretary at HE Eversons in Grafton. She then had an in-home daycare, in Drayton, while her children were in school. Once her children were in high school, she closed her daycare and became a screen printer at Originals in Drayton. She continued to work at Originals until her retirement. After her retirement, her and Duane moved to Grand Forks to be closer to their grandchildren.

She enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s school and sport events, spending time at her camper at Union Lake Sarah Campground with family and friends, We Fest trips with her lake friends, shopping trips to Albertville with her daughters, and traveling with her sister.

Theresa is remembered for her homemade mint brownies and knoephla soup, as well as her love for Coke.
She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all the peoples lives she had touched.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Duane; children, Tammy (Scott) Kuznia, Patti (Cam) Jorgenson, Danny (Kayla) Robinson; 9-grandchildren, Kayle (Ryan) Soiney, Zach (Kristel) Kuznia, Sophie (Sam) Anderson, Ian (Faith) Kuznia, and Matthew Kuznia, Emily Jorgenson, Addison and Dawson Robinson; 8 great-grandchildren, Ryker and Rhett Soiney, Gabriella, Emmitt, and Aurelia Anderson, Rose Kuznia, Jaxten Kuznia, and Baby Boy Kuznia due in May; brothers, Duane (Linda) Radke, Ray (Carol) Radke, Tawney Radke; sister, JoAnne (Tommy) Bushaw; brother-in-law, Dennis (Nancy) Robinson and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Thies; granddaughter, Faith Kuznia, and her father/mother in law, Albert and Aurlie Robinson.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 9 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.

VISITATION: Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Amundson Funeral Home. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service in the church.