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Published April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Leon A. Robinson

Leon Robinson was born February 26, 1926 to parents Oliver and Thilga (Johnson) Robinson in Fargo, ND.

He worked for the railroad from 1948-1988, first for Great Northern and later for Burlington Northern. He was an excellent self-taught musician who learned how to play first on a steel guitar and then on a regular guitar. Outside of his fulltime job with the railroad, he played in a band called The Minnesota Wood Choppers. They played on a local radio station and also at dance jobs on the weekends. He loved his music very much, as it was a big part of his life.

Leon A. Robinson

Leon Robinson was born February 26, 1926 to parents Oliver and Thilga (Johnson) Robinson in Fargo, ND.

He worked for the railroad from 1948-1988, first for Great Northern and later for Burlington Northern. He was an excellent self-taught musician who learned how to play first on a steel guitar and then on a regular guitar. Outside of his fulltime job with the railroad, he played in a band called The Minnesota Wood Choppers. They played on a local radio station and also at dance jobs on the weekends. He loved his music very much, as it was a big part of his life.

Leon was also a superb artist who could draw and sketch anything. Leon and Joyce were big fans of the NDSU Bison football team. They held season tickets and would attend as many games as they could. He loved the sport and would talk about the team a lot.

He is survived by his only child, daughter Rita Alexander of Montrose, CO; step-son Kyle (Dorothy) Barnard of West Fargo, ND; Kris and Kevin Campbell; six grandchildren, Bradley, Brett (Micki), Sara, and Charlie Barnard, and Scott and Shelly (Nick Kosen) Campbell; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany, Caitlin, Donnie, and Marissa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce and grandson, Richard Steven Gaffney.

Leon’s sign off on his cards and letters was “Happy trails to you”. Until we meet again, Dad. You will be so missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 10AM at First Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hansonrunsvold.com.

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