Rowena Mae Robinson was born on February 11, 1936 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Wayne Rash and Mary (Rotisky) Rash.
She graduated from Seymour High School and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant. While in High School, Rowena was very active in basketball. She was united in marriage to Donald “Robbie” Robinson on October 22, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska. Rowena worked at the VA Hospital in the Medial Administrative Services unit for 33 years until her retirement in 1991.
She loved being an exhibitor at the fair, entering her crocheting, needlework, flowers and baked goods and winning many ribbons and awards. Rowena and Donald enjoyed traveling and wintered in Texas for many years.
Rowena passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines at the age of 75 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robbie and a sister, Genevieve Mincks.
Survivors include her son, Todd (Shanna) Robinson of Des Moines; step-children, Dennis Robinson and Jean (Tim) Neef of Knoxville; 5 step- grandchildren, Dean Robinson of Knoxville, Darci (Josh) Gettler of Urbandale, Chad Christensen of Ankeny, Nick Neef of Ankeny, Alyssa Frantz of Des Moines; 1 step-great-grandson, Tait Gettler and a sister, Deloris Darrah of Seymour.