Richard W. (Dick) Robinson

Richard (Dick) Robinson 93, of Mequon, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Aurora Medical Center, Grafton. He was born on December 22, 1928, in Racine, WI to Clement and Claire Robinson. Dick grew up in the Milwaukee area, graduating from Pius XI with the class of 1946. Following high school, he served in the Marine Corps from 1946-1950 in Panama. A lifelong baseball fan and pitcher, he was signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract before earning his degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in 1957. His career included positions with Humble Oil & Refining Co., New Jersey; Shamrock Plastics, Canada; General Electric Plastics as a pioneering salesman for Lexan; and Husky Injection Molding in Canada before acquiring Kaysun Plastics Corporation in Manitowoc in 1975. He retired in 2003 and sold the business in 2008.

Dick is survived by his wife Gail Robinson; his children Dave (Mary Ann) Robinson, Newton, WI; Tom (Ning) Robinson, Clarkston, MI; Steve Robinson, Lexington, KY: Laura Steffen, Elgin, IL; Heidi Harrison, Plymouth, WI; Meg Harrison, Milwaukee, WI; Sam (Megan) Harrison, Kiel, WI; Heather Harrison, Milwaukee, WI; and Ben (Jenny) Harrison, Manitowoc, WI. He is also survived by his sister Judy (Bob) Heun, Appleton, WI, and his brother Dan (Joy) Robinson, Dousman, WI. He is further survived by his brother-in-law James Fanslau, Washington, D.C., 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and brother-in-law Mary (Pete) Hoffman and a son Terence Robinson.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10729 W. Freidstadt Road, Mequon, WI.


  1. Judy Hall

    Thinking of you during this sad time, Gail.

  2. Ellen Rehrauer

    Gail, you have my sympathy! I am
    thinking of you. He certainly have a nice long life. It takes a while to get used to being alone but it is getting easier for me. Hang in there!

  3. Christine Gauthier

    To the Robinson Family, So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. I worked for him for 8 years at the original Kaysun plant. My husband Jim also worked at that plant.
    He was always so good to me and gave me many opportunities as his employee.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Cathy Stangel

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was always such a nice man. He and Gail were such a pleasure. Dick, you will be missed.

  5. Sue

    Dave, Mary Ann & family: so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest sympathy to all.


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