Madeline "Cookie" Robbins, Janesville, WI (1944-2015)
March 16, 1944 - October 23, 2015
Madeline “Cookie” Robbins, age 71, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born in Downers Grove, IL, on March 16, 1944, the daughter of Floyd and Rose (Steger) Mochel. She graduated from Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI, in 1962. She attended UW-Whitewater. She married her best friend and partner in life, Harry C. Robins, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson, on May 15, 1965. Harry and Madeline were soul mates, college sweethearts, and were blessed to have 50 amazing years together. Harry preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2015. She was a “Domestic Engineer” and her proudest accomplishment in life was raising her three children. Cookie enjoyed baking, won several cooking contests, enjoyed her Wednesday morning stitch group, loved to sew, enjoyed the theater and loved watching any performance at the Fireside; but above all, her favorite thing to do was enjoy, watch, and share with all who knew her all about her seven grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Cookie is survived by her three children: Alyse (Gary) Schoeberle of Janesville, Mary Lynn Robbins-Burke of Janesville, and Christian (Jill) Robbins of Greenville, WI; seven grandchildren: Amanda and Sydney Schoeberle, Riley, Justin and Ally Burke, and Andrew and Ryan Robbins; a brother, Kenneth Mochel of Mountain Home, AR; and her best friend, Charlene Klemp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Robbins; parents, Floyd and Rose Mochel; brother, Ronald Mochel; and in-laws, Chet and Mildred Robbins
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 N. Wright Road, Janesville, with Rev. Steven Ekblad officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. A visitation will be held preceding the service from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the CHURCH.