Marilyn Genevieve Robertson

Feb. 14, 1931 — Jan. 26, 2019

Marilyn Genevieve Robertson, 87, of Winamac, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Hickory Creek in Winamac. 

She was born on Feb. 14, 1931, in Chicago, to the late Eric Oscar and Myrtle Genevieve (Simonson) Ohman. She was a 1949 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Marilyn attended North Park College in Chicago where she sang in the choir and met her future husband, Clyde Paul Robertson. They were married in Chicago on Feb. 24, 1951. He passed away on March 24, 2000. 

Marilyn had a beautiful singing voice, loved life, could easily laugh at herself, and had many entertaining stories about her summers at McCullom Lake in McHenry, Illinois, with her brothers and many cousins. She loved the homemade wine her Swedish uncles made at the lake.

In her lifetime, Marilyn worked at the Chesterton Tribune and the Pulaski County Journal as well as at Farm Bureau Insurance and Goble Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Winamac Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the OES Tippecanoe Chapter #96.

During the last three and a half years of her life Marilyn lived at Hickory Creek in Winamac, where the staff was extraordinarily kind and caring. Words cannot express the gratitude of the family. 

Marilyn loved her family very much and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughters: Judy A. [Courtney] Poor of Winamac, and Susan J. Ingalls of Stafford, Virginia; grandchildren: Michael J. [Shannon] Poor of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Leslie A. [Donny] Link of Winamac; Lynda S. [Sven] Kummelt of Stafford, Virginia, and Steven E. Ingalls of Mannheim, Germany; great-grandchildren: Elias, Leila, and Abram Poor, Raymond, Olivia, and Piper Link, Eric and Selene Kummelt, and Sofia Ingalls-Petruzzi; sister-in-law Nancy Mitchell Ohman; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Eric and Myrtle Ohman; husband Clyde Robertson; brothers: James E. [Marilyn] Ohman, and Thomas E. [Connie] Ohman; and sister-in-law Jeanne [Charles] Turner. 

As per Marilyn’s request there will be no services and final disposition will be private.

Memorials may be given to the Winamac Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 6, 2019)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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