Marian L. Robinson

PORTAGE – Marian L. Robinson, age 92, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016, at the Columbia Healthcare Center in Wyocena. 

Marian was born on January 21, 1924 in Portage, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Thiel) Scherbert.  She married James Robinson in February of 1944.  Marian had served as the Columbia County Register of Deeds for many years, retiring in 1988.  She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage.    

Marian is survived by her children, Barbara (Clayton) Selbach, of Sun Prairie, Patricia Robinson-Philipp, of Baraboo, Susan (Rich) Lewis, of Montello, and J.C. (Dawn) Robinson, of Portage; 7 grandsons, 13 great-grandchildren; her sister, Doris Monson, of Portage, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, and an infant daughter, Judith.  

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Portage, with Rev. Greg Hovland officiating.  Inurnment will be private.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Columbia Healthcare Center staff, for the excellent care given to Marian during her time there.


For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)