Norma Charlene Robinson, 65, of Green Bay, WI, passed away on December 31, 2023 after a long struggle with COPD.
Char was born on April 1, 1958 to John Franklin Wise and Lila Mae Camper in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She survived Spinal Meningitis at the age of 1 year old. She was the baby of the family, and treated as such, from that day forward. Char attended Lake Central High School, in St. John, IN. After high school she spent a short time in San Diego, Ca. She returned home to IN and began a job at Zip Foods, where she met Bill. The two had a baby girl, Nicole Dianne, born November 25, 1980. They wed on September 23, 1985. Char remained in Griffith, IN until Bill's passing on January 29, 2012. It was then that she joined Nikki in Green Bay. (And quickly converted to a Packer fan!) She spent her retired years with special friends from Badger Terrace: Betty, Steena, Carrie, Sequoia and Deb. No one can deny that the one she loved the most was her chihuahua, Belle. The two shared a love like no other.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lila. Her paternal grandparents, John and Ella Wise. Her maternal grandparents, Lyle and Addie Camper. Her mother-in-law, Mary Robinson. Her brother-in-law, Donnie Boswell. Her beloved husband, William Howard Robinson.
She is survived by her daughter, Nikki Soukup. Her son-in-law 😉Mike Berg. Father-in-law, Ron Robinson. Siblings: Jack (Charlie) Wise, Karen Greer, Trudy (Butch) Faught, Ronnie (Cheryl) Wise, Rich (Cindy) Wise. Sister -in-law, Annie Robinson. Adopted grandson, Devin Berg. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, family and friends. Her fur baby, Belle. Also by fur grandbabies: Stella, Journey, Mini, Zeppelin, Tini and even, Toni.
Nikki and Mike would like to take this opportunity to remind the smokers in the world of the number of times we began to grieve and she miraculously survived. The number of times CPR was required to keep her alive-it's four. Her heart stopped and she was revived four times, while weighing less than 100lbs. There was a lot of pain and suffering. It was never how she wanted to live. You see, if you knew my mom, you knew she loved life. She loved every experience and memory she ever had with each and every one of you. Let this inspire you to choose to take care of your body and quit. She would have wanted you to love life much longer than she was able to. It's still hard for us to accept that this time is real.
The family would like to thank the countless doctors and nurses from St. Mary’s and St. Vincent hospitals. Another huge thank you to the staff at Crossroads Rehabilitation/Nursing Home and Unity Hospice. Her last days were filled with compassion and comfort because of you.
A celebration of life will be scheduled in Northwest, IN this spring. The date TBA at a later date. She will be cremated and her ashes will remain with Bill's.