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    International Falls - Mildred (Millie) Robinson (Shannon) died at the age of 90 on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Rainy Lake Medical Center in International Falls.
    There will be a celebration of life service for Mildred at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 at First Lutheran Church in International Falls. Interment of her ashes will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, on July 11.
 Millie was born on March 10, 1922 in Stearns County, on a farm near Brooten, to Egbert Van de Streek and Effie Stavenger Van de Streek. She was baptized on Easter Sunday of that year at the Presbyterian Church in Brooten. She attended school in Ash Creek and Lismore.
    In 1938 the family moved to a farm Southwest of Thief River Falls. On Nov. 2, 1941 she was married to Durlyn James Robinson.  They lived on a farm south of Fergus Falls and then on a farm East of Thief River Falls, until Durlyn was drafted into the U.S. Navy. She followed Durlyn to Cour de Alene, Idaho and Los Angeles, Ca.
    After WWII they returned to Thief River Falls where they lived until 1986 when they moved to a home on Jesse Lake, north of Deer River. They lived there in the summer and spent winters in Donna, Texas. Millie was a homemaker until 1964, and then she worked as a Nursing Assistant at Oakland Park Nursing Home and at the hospital and then as a home health aide for Pennington County. She was active in P.T.A., a Girl Scout leader and Den Mother for Boy Scouts. She was an active member at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, Jesse Lake Lutheran Church in Talmoon, and recently First Lutheran Church in International Falls.  She was an avid quilter and helped to make quilts for missions and last year she also made quilts for her nine great-grand children.
    Millie married William (Bill) Shannon on June 30, 2001 and they lived in Donna, Texas and Cohasset.
    Millie is survived by her children: Ila Jean (Luther) Hanson of Urbandale, Iowa., James (Carol Hafdahl) Robinson of Granbury, Texas and Linda (James) Sutch of International Falls; grandchildren,  Deanna Hanson (Derrick) Abromeit, Andrew (Emily Jacobsen) Hanson, Donna Parker, Bradley (Michelle Dostal) Hanson, Adam Sutch, Christian (Sara Moore) Sutch, Darren (Krysten Mc Afee) Robinson and Carrie (Brandon) Neal; great-grand children: Alyssa Hanson, Lily Hanson Abromeit, Isaac Hanson, Elliott Hanson Abromeit, Benjamin Hanson, Samuel Hanson, Sarah Hanson and Braden Neal; sisters: Ruth Roos, Dorothy Morehouse, June (Kenny) Jorgensen, Barb (Dennis) Nelson, Muriel Wavra;  and brother Edward Van de Streek; sisters-in-law: Frances Torbeck, Marky Van de Streek, Betty Shannon and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her step-children: Molly Gores, Daniel (Laurel) Shannon, Laurie (Dale) Hanson and step son-in-law, Patrick Trudel; 13 step-grandchildren and many step-great- grandchildren.
    Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Durlyn Robinson; husband, William Shannon; son Glen Allen Robinson; sister Evelyn Swanson; brother Harold; and step-daughter, Kathleen Trudel. Condolences to the family may be sent to: Linda Sutch, 3267 County Road 2 South, International Falls, MN 56649.