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Norbert F. Robben

Published on -8/25/2012, 4:40 PM

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Norbert F. Robben, 82, Walker, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Stormont-Vail Health Care Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Walker to Francis H. and Josephine "Josie" (Windholz) Robben.

He married Theresa (Rajewski) on Aug. 22, 1953. She preceded him in death Oct. 31, 2004. He later married Donna (Stewart) Sunderland.

He was a lifetime resident and farmer of Walker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He received a Bronze Star and was in the Combat Infantry/Rifleman.

He was a member of NRA; Victoria Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1751; American Legion; St. Ann Catholic Church, Walker; Knights of Columbus Third Degree, Victoria; Disabled American Veterans; Combat Infantry Badge-Blue Badge of Courage; and the Korean Gray Beards. Norbert and Theresa also hosted eight foreign exchange students for Victoria High School.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; five sons, Michael Robben and wife, Sandra, James Robben and wife, Crystal, and Joe A. Robben and wife, Gail, all of Victoria, Dan Robben and wife, Cindy, Hays, and John Robben and wife, Karen, Meriden; two daughters, Marijo Isbell and husband Terry, Walker, and Susan Karlin and husband, John, Catharine; three sisters, Shirley VonFeldt and husband, Francis, Plainville, Lil Hockman and husband, Ken, Sacramento, Calif., and June Denning-Robben, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters-in-law, Louise Robben and Doris Robben, both of Victoria; a brother-in-law, Marion Schumacher, Munjor; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Robben and Charles Robben; a sister, Natalie "Toots" Schumacher; and an infant brother, Francis Henry Robben.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Victoria; burial in St. Ann Cemetery, Walker, with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, both at Cline's Mortuary, 412 Main, Victoria, KS 67671.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday, followed by a Knights of Columbus/VFW rosary at 7:30 p.m., all at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Ann Cemetery Fund or Victoria VFW in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent via email to clinesmortuary@eaglecom.net.

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