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Phyllis Robins

Phyllis Robins

Oct. 5, 1929-June 6, 2013

Phyllis Margaret Robins, 83, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee.

Services for Phyllis are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with her son, Pastor Dale Robins Jr., officiating.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Phyllis Margaret Robins was born to Gordon and Lulu (Bensend) Finley on October 5, 1929. Phyllis resided with her parents in Hovland, Minn., and attended Cook County High School in Grand Marais.

During this time she helped her mother with cleaning cabins in the Hovland area, as well as helping in the care of her sister, Mae.

Phyllis and Dale Robins Sr. were married on February 1, 1954 at the Congregational Church in Grand Marais. They made their residence in Grand Marais, where Phyllis was a homemaker. In 1971 they moved to Lancaster, Calif., where they lived for 24 years.

In 1995 Phyllis and Dale moved to Detroit Lakes, moving into the Golden Manor Assisted living in 2004. Phyllis moved to the Frazee Care Center in December of 2006, and resided there until her death.

Phyllis was a member of the Lake Eunice Evangelical Free Church in rural Detroit Lakes. She loved country music, flowers, collecting trinkets and fishing.

Surviving Phyllis are her son, Dale (Pat) Robins Jr.; one sister, Mae Benson of Grand Forks, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband of 51 years, Dale Sr.; one sister, Myla Hanson; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Calvin and Beverly Hardiman.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Online tributes can be shared at