|Wilfred K. "Bill" Robinson
Born: March 19, 1936 Died: January 02, 2019
Wilfred K. “Bill” Robinson of rural Morris passed away January 2nd, 2019.
Born on March 19, 1936 in Shenandoah, IA, Bill moved with his family to their farm near Mazon, IL. He was educated in
Mazon schools and obtained his pilot’s license while still in high school. Throughout his life, aside from his family, flying was
his greatest joy. He graduated from the University of Illinois and worked as a flight instructor at the University of Illinois Flight
School in Urbana, IL.
In January of 1957, Bill married Jean Ann Holderman of rural Morris and together raised 3 children on their farm in Morris.
Bill and his family moved to Morris in 1963 after accepting a position as an airline pilot based at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
After 33 years as a pilot, Bill retired as a Captain for Delta Airlines in 1996. When not flying, Bill was busy farming with his
After retirement, Bill continued to farm, enjoyed traveling, and pursued many interests, including hunting, skiing, and
photography. Bill was always willing to play his ever-present harmonica for all to enjoy.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years; Jean Ann (Holderman) Robinson, his parents; Donald F. Robinson and
Dorothy (Coe) Robinson, Brother-In-law Gerald Lanier.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his 3 children; Alissa (Michael) McCormick, Fred (Benita) Robinson, and David
Robinson, three grandchildren; Hayley (Ryan) Wendling, Eric Robinson, and Hadley McCormick, one sister Sue (Bill)
Andrews, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family of Bill Robinson would like to express gratitude to the staff of Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
and Joliet Area Hospice for their caring support during Bill’s time there.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Fruland Funeral Home in Morris Illinois. A
Celebration of Life will be held on January 12th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Morris Country Club in Morris. Burial will be
held in a private family ceremony at a later date. Preferred memorials may be made as a gift in Bill’s memory to ICARE
International (880 Bedford Road, Morris, IL), Joliet Area Hospice (250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL), or to donor’s choice.
For more information call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.