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Duane D. Robinson – Rowley

ROWLEY-  Duane D. Robinson, 51, of Rowley, IA died on Wednesday June 30, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

Duane was born on October 18, 1969, the son of Bert D. and Shirlene K. (Simpson) Robinson. He was a 1988 graduate of the Independence High School in Independence, IA. After school Duane started working as a farm hand. He soon purchased a herd of dairy cows and tended to them for several years. On October 28, 1995, he married the love of his life Wendy J. Bantz at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Together they made their home in Rowley, IA where they raised their two daughters together. When Duane decided it was time to stop farming, he went to work as a truck driver. He started driving for Cargill, Weiland & Sons Lumber, and most recently ADM Trucking in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Duane enjoyed being outside; not only did he like to work outside but he also loved to go hunting and fishing. He loved to go watch his girls compete in their sporting and music events, and always had a helpful tip when it came to softball. He was known to be a quiet guy to many, but those that were close to him were privileged to see his humor. He was quick with a joke and would sing hilarious songs that he made up on the spot. He loved to see his girls smile and would do anything to see them happy.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy Robinson, Rowley, IA his two daughters, Emily Robinson, Tiffin, IA, and Marissa Robinson, Rowley, IA, his parents, Bert and Shirlene Robinson, Rowley, IA, his sisters,  Renae (Cory) Kress, Quasqueton, IA, and Tina (Dustin) Pecinovsky, Independence, IA, his aunt and uncles, Bill (Deb) Simpson, Omaha, NE, Jeff (Kim) Gonsales, Cedar, MN, Mike Gonsales, Denver, CO, Jim Gonsales, Cedar Rapids, IA, Rick Robinson, Walker, IA Helen Robinson, Independence, IA, a brother-in-law, Gary (Deb) Baldwin St. Louis, MO, sister-in-law, Ann Heine, Pensacola, FL.

Duane is preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother an father-in-law, Ronald and Mary Bantz, and two uncles, Charles & Carl Robinson

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday July 6, 2021, at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, IA with Rev. David Beckman Presiding. Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 7:30 PM on Monday July 5, 2021, at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence. A a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 on Monday.

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