Aldyne L. Robinson

Aldyne Robinson, age 88, of Worthington, died October 13, 2021. She was born April 9, 1933 to Ernest and Lydia (Knutson) Carlson near Williams, Minnesota in Lake of the Woods County. She joined her older brothers Leroy and Dale.

Raised on a dairy and potato farm, she graduated from Williams High School where she was an American Legion Auxiliary Girls Stater in 1950. Aldyne attended the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. After graduating, she moved to Worthington in 1955 to become the Nobles County Extension Service Home Agent. There she met Merlin at a party and they married in 1957. They were married for 53 years. Together they had a daughter Debra, Eagan and son Steve (Susan), Worthington.

Aldyne taught Home Economics in the Brewster and Worthington schools for many years. The family dog served as the homecoming mascot for the Brewster High School Bulldogs. She was one of the first to teach boys cooking and sewing. She later joined Merlin in their business as the bookkeeper for Martin Oil Company.

They enjoyed travel as part of the Phillips 66 community travelling the world to Alaska, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico, China, the Caribbean and enjoyed numerous cruises. They spent winters in Arizona for many years. She enjoyed spending time with friends, family, grandchildren and playing the card games taught to her by her father, a Swedish immigrant and veteran of WWI. Aldyne served on the Worthington Hospital Auxiliary, the Worthington Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, the kitchen committee at First Lutheran Church and was a member of PEO Chapter BT for 31 years.

Aldyne is survived by her children, Debra and Steve (Susan); grandchildren, Christian, Jacob (Erin), Olivia and Kate; brothers-in-law, Richard Robinson and Jerry Horstman; sisters-in law, Donna Robinson and Sharon (Corky) Robinson, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin; parents, Ernest and Lydia; brothers, Leroy, Dale and Ernest (infant); brother-in-law, David Robinson, and sisters-in-law, Judy (Robinson) Horstman, Betty Carlson and Bev Carlson.

Services were previously held. Burial was in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington was in charge of the arrangements.