|Leonard W. "Cactus" Robbins|
|April 20, 1925 - August 22, 2012|
|Visitation: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday August 25, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday August 25, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: Saturday August 25, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Leonard W. “Cactus” Robbins, 87, formerly of Milan, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.|
Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Visitation is 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the American Cancer Society.
Cactus was born April 20, 1925 in Kirkwood, Ill., a son of Harold and Sarah Nichols Robbins. He married Phyllis Rae Husted, May 1, 1949 at South Park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island. She died April 23, 2007.
Cactus was a WW II U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving from 1946 to 1948. He was an aircraft mechanic on the F4U Corsair. He had many great stories of his Marine Corps days.
He was a tool and die maker having worked at many Quad City machine shops. He also maintained his own business having a machine shop in his home.
He enjoyed all sports having played football, softball, basketball and as a member of a bowling league in his younger years. He and his wife also followed Augustana basketball for many years.
He loved traveling and made friends wherever he went. It has been said he never met a stranger and wherever he went there was sure to be someone he knew. Cactus loved to travel and went on many adventures with his buddies. He had a special friendship with several Amish families in Iowa and Wisconsin. Cactus was active for many years in the Confederate Air Force.
Cactus will be deeply missed by his children (and spouses), Jill (Dennis) Carlson, Rock Island, Becky Cosentine, Pekin, Ill., Neal Robbins, East Moline, Ted (Jodi) Robbins, Colona, Terry (Rob) Piatt, Springfield, Tenn., and Craig (Kim) Robbins, Taylor Ridge; grandchildren, Paul and Anne Carlson, Scott (Taylor) Cosentine, Crystal Cosentine, Angie (John) Dellitt, Joshua Robbins, Holly Robbins, Shana Marquez, Megan (Shawn) Bowles, Owen, Cody and Cory Piatt and MacKenzie Robbins; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl (Joyce) Robbins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; sister, June Lowery; and brother, Leroy.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
My sincere heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Jill. I know your strength is great. God Bless you all, Joanie Morris
-- Joanie Morris
Jill, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
-- Jeanne Turner
My heart goes out to you on the loss of your father. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
-- Char Steffen
Jill, God's peace to you and your family in the loss of your father and father in law. He will see you through.
-- Marcia Doyle
Jill--Sympathy to you and your family during this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Jerry Lynch
Jill, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Ron Stack
Jill, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
-- Lisa Werner
I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.
-- Brian Downey
With deepest sympathy in the lost of your father, Jill, God bless your family
-- Debbie Burrus
Jill & family - we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
-- Dee and Olivia Covert
Jill and Dennis, Deepest sympathy with the passing of your fathers. Prayers to you and your families. I have fond memories of our family get togethers.
-- Katharine and Victor Gaj
Jill, Dennis and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather. Our prayers are that God will comfort you and continue to give you peace. God bless and with love, Debbie Jo McCool & Shelby
-- Debbie Jo McCool & Shelby (daughter)
Your mom and dad instilled in all of you integrity and humor. My heart goes out to you at this time and may your memories keep them alive in your hearts. God bless you all and give you comfort.
-- Louella Smith
Jill, My deepest sympathy for the passing of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers for you and family.
-- Annie Chan
Becky, Jill and family our deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. It is truly a void that can never be filled. Remember him with smiles and laughter, all the good times and cherish those every day. May the angels be ever at your side. God bless you and your families.
-- Benjie and Denise Wolter
From the Parkinson family with our deepest sympathy. We will always remember what a good and attentive friend Leonard was to our dad and husband, Bob. They were good men and gathered many wonderful memories together.
-- Connie Parkinson
Jim & I will miss Cactus. He was always a kind gentleman whenever we saw him over the last 44 years. He and Phyllis raised a wonderful family and I am sorry we weren't able to see you all at the funeral home today. Our sincerest sympathy to you all.
-- Sharon Miller
Jill and Becky - I was so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Debbi Merten
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father, may fond memories help your through this difficult time.
-- Barb Kuhl