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Madesta Robinson

May 8, 1920 — November 13, 2022


Madesta Ellen Robinson, 102 of Niles, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 in Lake Zurich, IL.

Madesta was born on May 8, 1920 in New Carlisle, Indiana to the late William E. and Edna O. DePoy. She has been a resident of Niles since 1928 moving to Niles from Indiana.

She attended the Niles schools and graduated in 1938 from Niles High School. Then in 1939 she attended the South Bend College of Commerce and graduated in 1940.

Madesta was employed in the home office of Associates Investment Company in South Bend.

On October 19, 1946 she married Noble L. Robinson in Niles at the Evangelical Church.

After she was married, Madesta and Noble started their family  In September of 1969 she became the secretary of First Presbyterian Church where she worked until May 1985 when she retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband Noble in 2009.  She is also preceded by her brother Max DePoy, her parents and her son-in-law, Ronald Flubacker.

She is survived by a daughter Patricia Ann  Flubacker of Barrington, IL and by a son Dr. Michael E. (Jane) Robinson of Barrington, IL and by 5 grandchildren, Carlin (Greg) Shifler of Seattle, WA, Morgan Flubacker of Bloomington, IL, Kyle (Kristen) Flubacker of Mount Prospect, IL, Laura (Blake) Smith of Barrington, IL, and Jeffrey (Laura) Robinson of Hoffman Estates, IL.  She has 9 Great Grandchildren.

Madesta was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Niles and served as an Elder, Deacon and on the Foundation Board of the Church after her retirement. She enjoyed her family, going to the YMCA, and the Riverfront for her exercise. She loved to work in her flower beds and yard in the Spring and Summer time.

Visitation for Madesta will be on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church 13 S. 4th Street Niles. Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Memorials in Medesta’s name may be made to the Foundation of the First Presbyterian Church of Niles.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

13 S 4th St, Niles, MI 49120

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