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    VETERAN: Steven Lynn Robinson

Steven Lynn Robinson, 73, passed away the morning of April 22, 2019. He was surrounded by his loving family and his trusty feline companion, Mr. T.

Steven was born July 29, 1945, in Halstead, Kan. He was a graduate of Buhler High School.

An American Legion School Award winner in high school, he was recognized at a young age for his courage, honor, leadership and patriotism. Steven continued to exude these attributes throughout his life.

A Vietnam veteran, where he was a combat photographer, he served his country proudly for 24 years and 24 days. Retiring from Ft. Riley Kansas in 1988, he remained an active member of the Manhattan community up until his passing.

Steven was heavily involved in the Veterans Coalition, helping with organizing the Manhattan Veteran’s parade for many years. Additional memberships included: Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the DAV.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter, train hobbyist and a true patriot who loved his country and gave just as much to his family who treasured him. He was also in the habit of playing Keno quite often.

He enjoyed spending time with his daughter Lori Thompson of Altus and her husband Dave and their family; his son Donnie Robinson of Wichita and his wife Laura and their family; and his daughter Christine Robinson of Manhattan, Kan., all of whom survive him.

His favorite activities involved fishing and hunting with his son and grandchildren; casino trips with his daughter Christine; traveling and visiting in any capacity with his daughter Lori; and most of all spending time with his beloved wife, Betty Jean Robinson. They were married for 54 years. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister June Breckner, sister Janis and brother David of California; and sister Judi Norman of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral Services were Friday April 26, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, Kan., with Pastor Paul Barkey officiating. Interment with full military honors followed at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley in Manhattan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Fund, Kansas State University Foundation, PO Box 9200, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1800. Contributions may also be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home,  1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at