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James D. Robbins, 94, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, May 21, 1922, James was the son of the late Vernie and Marie (Nee: Peller) Robbins.

Jim invested in life through his work and those around him. Beginning with service to the country in a time of great need, he chose a support path moving materials by land and by sea, as a Merchant Marine and ultimately an over the road truck driver. Jim prided himself on doing his best, resulting in an impressive record of over three million accident free miles. He was a man who willingly and gladly gave of himself, his time and treasure helping family, friends and community. He will be missed by all.

Family Ties

Survivors include children, Kim (Ben) Ewers, Albert Stinson, Lance (Chris) Robbins, and Brian Robbins; grandchildren, Benjamin (Sandra) Ewers III, Tamara (Chad) Somers, Michael Nelson, Valerie Martin, Coriene (Aaron) Ploetz, Suzanne (Tommy) Blackburn, Robert (Erin) Neis, Angelica Robbins, and Samantha Robbins; great-grandchildren, sisters-in- law, nieces, nephews, and other dear relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife and friend Lois Mack; son Robert “Ross” Koenigs; and brothers Thomas Robbins, Laurence Pulda, Ray Pulda and Ronald Pulda.

Funeral Details For James Robbins

With Rev. John Fleming officiating, funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the funeral home Friday.

Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, 9000 Washington Ave.