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Wylie W. Robinson

January 22, 1943 — March 18, 2024


Wylie W. Robinson 81, of Streator passed away Monday morning (March 18, 2024) at his home.  

Private family services will be held.  A celebration of life will be held on May 11, 2024, location TBD, contact his daughters for information.

Burial will be in Grand Ridge Cemetery.  

Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.   

Wylie was born on January 22, 1943, in Joliet, IL to Earl and Alice (Eyre) Robinson.  

He married Carolee Hahn on April 11, 1980, and they were married for 39 years. She passed away on November 13, 2019.  

He was previously married to Ann Mathers on September 23, 1966, and they had two daughters.

Surviving are daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Dabrowski of Prosper, TX and Angela (Jason) Etheridge of Downers Grove, stepdaughters, Sonya Walter of Gratiot, WI, Sheila Hadley of Mendota and Trisha Mach of Woodland Park, CO and stepson, Chad (Lisa) Dickey of Mendota, and 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ricky Robinson.  

Wylie was of the Presbyterian faith.  He was a P.E. teacher and wrestling coach for Yorkville schools in the 1970’s. He grew up farming on his family farm, handling all aspects of the work from planting to harvest and all the maintenance of machinery.   

Wylie attended Oswego public grade schools and graduated from Oswego High School in 1961.  He was a graduate of Western Illinois University in 1968.  

He formerly worked at a concrete company managing building forms for large structures, and always did carpentry work. He was well known for making wooden toys, barns, and miniatures as well as tending a huge garden and selling at the Farmer’s Market.  He loved to talk to you about his passions: wrestling, farming, gardening, and his children/grandchildren. Wylie’s smile lit up the room, and a quick sense of humor was always present.  

Memorials may be directed to in tribute to Wylie W. Robinson.


Winterrowd Funeral Home

305 S. Park St.

Streator, IL  61364


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