Paul Winfred Robertson age 91, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Cedar Pointe nursing home in Rolla, Mo. Paul was born February 24, 1931 near Rensselaer, Mo, to Fred and Vica Robertson.
Paul was baptized into Christ in 1946 and became a member of the Glenwood Christian Church. He graduated from Lancaster High School in Schuyler County, MO in 1949. His teenage years were spent helping with the family farming activities. He was drafted into the Marines in 1952 and later received a medical discharge.
Paul worked as a railroad lineman before marrying Marilyn Morey of London Mills, IL at the Coal Creek Bible Church on Sunday, January 23, 1955. They lived in Des Moines, IA where Paul worked for several years as an assembly worker for an aircraft manufacturer. In 1958 they moved to Cuba, IL where for nearly 20 years Paul was the owner/operator of the Cuba Standard station and then Robertson’s Skelly service station. Later, Paul retired from Freeman United Coal Mining after working for them as a mechanic for several years.
In his younger years, he was known for his interest and ability to make toys and repair things. He became an excellent mechanic and his passion for fixing and repairing machines and engines served him well in his years as a service station operator. Even in his retirement years, his friends and neighbors often called on him to do repairs on their vehicles and tractors. Paul retired in 1995 and moved to a small farm near Vienna, MO, close to his brother Don, where he enjoyed raising goats.
Paul is survived by his former wife, Marilyn Grace of Banner, IL and four sons, Nathan of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Dennis, of London Mills, IL, Steve (Stacy) and children Nora and Kaelyn, of Sherwood, OR, Mark and children Reece and Ryan of Deer Creek, IL. Two brothers, Donald (Linda) of Rolla, MO and John (Alice) of Casper, Wy.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Vica Robertson of Memphis, MO.