Shirley J. Robertson, 93 of Dakota City, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
She was born January 1, 1927 in Valley Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Edgar and Ruth (Towne) Hill. She was raised in Valley Junction and on October 31, 1945 was united in marriage to Willis G. Robertson. The couple made their home in Dakota City. Shirley had a relationship with the Lord that no one else would ever understand. On Sunday April 5th 2020 (Palm Sunday) He called for her and said her work is done and to join Him to celebrate her life. Her mission has always been to make those around her to be happy, whether it be from teaching you about Jesus in Sunday School for 41 years at the Humboldt Congregational Church or from praising Him through many conventions and Bible Studies that she attended over her 93 years of life.
If you were ever someone that got to be blessed by hearing Shirley’s heartfelt prayers you can consider yourself one of hers. She loved sharing stories of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great grandchildren. There was never an event she didn’t remember especially when it came time for her gift giving. She enjoyed shopping for all her family members and looked forward each year at Christmas to watch them open their gifts. We have found that she was well prepared for all upcoming birthdays and Christmases for the next 5 years. Her humor was something we all enjoyed and was given to us in so many ways, but that was Shirley; her humor, loving and giving heart and dedication was who she was. She enjoyed traveling to events for her kids and grandchildren. NO matter how far away, she was always the first to be ready to go.
Shirley’s wish of passing in her home, that she had for 63 years in Dakota City, was granted with family beside her. Her home was her safe place where she enjoyed her yard, flowers and gardening. She enjoyed all her neighbors and if you were ever missing a pet they were likely down at Shirley’s because she loved to feed all her friends of the neighborhood. Shirley was involved with so many community activities, that she was once honored at the Iowa State Capital by Governor Branstad. She did not drive, but she always found a way to get what was needed for Dakota City done. She was a great ambassador for Dakota City from County fair queen selection, highschool scholarship selections and whatever was needed through the local Worthwhile club.
Her family at the Abundant Life Church in Humboldt was truly her family of Christ. The children of the church were her utmost importance, but the music is what she enjoyed the most. She praised and danced through His words. She was told during her passing that there was a party started up in Heaven and she was the guest of honor, so it was okay to let go and join all those that she had been looking forward to meeting again. With one last breath, she left us to attend a party she needed to get to. As we say our goodbyes to such a loving and caring person, let’s remember her to be who she was and to be to others as she would want us to be.
Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ"
She is survived by her children, Connie Glaspie, Greg (Marie) Robertson, Tim Robertson all of Des Moines and Rose Ann (Mike) Jordison of Murray, Iowa, her grandchildren, Tammy (Dave) Meyer, Kristy (Shawn) Lewis, Kelly (Peg) Kenne, Adam (Carla) Jordison, Vanessa (Jessie) Von Ahssen, Rachel (Connor) Rowe, Abigail Tiano, Shane (Kelsey) Kennedy and Samantha Young, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis, her son, Dennis, 2 sisters and her brother.
Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7th at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. It is strongly recommended that only immediate family attend. Burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery.