George Randall Robertson


Posted: Monday, October 02, 2006


  George Randall Robertson

George Randall Robertson

Kenai resident George Randall Robertson died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. He was 85.

Memorial services will be held in the summer of 2007 at the Robertson residence.

Mr. Robertson was born June 17, 1921 in Carthage, Mo., to Martha and Roy Robertson. He grew up in Missouri, where he attended and graduated high school. He then enrolled in a machinist class for eight weeks while in the military. He was a teacher for the school of photoengraving in Aurora, Mo., from 1936-55 with time out for military services.

Mr. Robertson enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served during World War II aboard the USS Owen and the 406 USS LCI until he was honorably discharged in 1945. From 1955 through the 1980s he owned and operated Robertson Oldsmobile. He retired in 1980 from selling cars in Aurora.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Missouri. He moved to Kenai in 1990. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his special dog, Duke.

The family wrote, “George was a very special person to old friends and new acquaintances acquired in this great state of Alaska from his move in 1990. He will be missed by many. His family loved him very much. He served in the military as a gunners mate and received the Purple Heart award, Good Conduct medal, and Victory medal.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Roy Robertson.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Thelma Robertson of Kenai; daughter, Jennifer Lagermann of St. Louis, Mo.; son-in-law, Roger Langermann of St. Louis; daughter, Sunnie Maris of Fresno, Calif.; son-in-law, Peter Maris of Fresno; grandsons, Randy Hauck of Clever, Mo., and Todd Vest of Fresno; granddaughters, Julie England of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Elizabeth Brisch of St. Louis and Rebeccah Edwards of St. Louis; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special daughter, Connie Wirz, and grandson, Michael Wirz.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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