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Margaret Metzler Robinson 1927-2021

Margaret Metzler Robinson, 93, passed away on January 29, 2021 at Concordia Village Skilled Care with her daughter at her side. Margaret was born in Decatur, IL in February of 1927. She was the daughter of Arthur M. and Florence B. Metzler. She attended Decatur Public Schools through Sophomore year, then graduated high school from Ferry Hall School in Lake Forest, IL. She attended the University of Illinois, where she met her future husband, Donald R. Robinson. They married in 1950 and had three children: Don, Susy, and Brian.

Margaret was a Lifetime Member of Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Junior Welfare Association, and had been a long-time member of the Country Club of Decatur. She was a member of Delta Gamma social sorority at the U of I. She participated in many activities but especially loved to travel, watch soap operas, game shows, play cards, dominoes, and dancing. She was extremely accomplished at sewing, did remarkable needlework, made hats for her sorority sisters during her college years, and had a penchant for anything sweet!

Her survivors include her children: Donald Robinson, Jr. (Tammy), and Susy Smiley (Steve Logue). Grandchildren: Tyler Robinson, Hayley Robinson, and Jonathan Weeks. She is also survived by three nieces and a cousin.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, her son Brian, her parents and her older sister, Martha Record.

A private memorial service will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, send any donation to a pet charity of your choice, and give your pet a hug for her.  Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is assisting the family with arrangements.

Susy would like to thank the special nurses and staff on Summer Breeze corridor at Concordia Village Skilled Care for the loving and exceptional care they provided her mother during her short stay. She would also like to thank those workers that helped Margaret during her time at Bickford House and the hospice workers with Traditions Health.

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