Robin Ann Stockdale, 89

Robin Ann Stockdale, 89, passed quietly on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Olga (Westness) Fastenrath.  
Robin was a dear wife and "not so typical" housewife, mother and grandmother. She was known for many things and a few of them would be her refusal to dissect a frog in college, ultimately causing her to transfer to what is now Western Michigan University; her contribution in establishing the Barn Theatre of Augusta; her 10 years working as office manager and columnist for the Pawling News Chronicle in New York; spending most of her life enjoying her 68 wonderful years of marriage to Joe, and raising her children with their grandchildren; concentrating on her education; as well as her love for the local theatre.  
Robin is survived by her beloved husband Joe; her children, Laurel Striedinger, Joseph Stockdale III, David Stockdale, John Stockdale and Larkin Walsh; her six grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother James Fastenrath.  
A private interment was at Trowbridge Cemetery in Allegan County.  
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks to celebrate her life as you knew her.  
Arrangements were provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel,  www.gordenfuneral.com.
 

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