John E Robertson
November 19, 1927 – April 28, 2021
John Edward Robertson, 93, of Evansville died April 28, 2021 at Linda E. White Hospice House.
He graduated from Central High School and the University of Evansville where he received his BA in Music Education. He was a member of Phi Zeta Fraternity and the college choir. He was employed at Bucyrus Erie Co. in Evansville and Erie, PA for thirty three years retiring as Supervisor of the Parts Catalog Department.
He directed church and social choirs for forty years. For eleven and a half years he was the Business Administrator at Central United Methodist Church. He was a member of that church and the 4Cers Class. He formerly directed the choir, played in the carillon, was past president of the US class, and a member of the Church Council.
He was a member and past president of the Deaconess Hospital Auxiliary, and directed the hospital choir for several years. He was a tour guide for Lifestyle Tours for six years, and ushered at the Vanderburgh Auditorium and New Harmony Theatre.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Lou (Wolfe), and his parents Kenneth and Lois (Rogers) Robertson.
John is survived by his daughters Roxanne Bean (William) and Danette Mullins (Terry); granddaughters Nicole and Leanne; and great grandchildren Colton and Oaklynn.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Alexander Memorial Heritage Chapel Mausoleum officiated by Nancy Reid.
Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.
- Roxanne Bean (William), Daughter
- Danette Mullins (Terry), Daughter
- Nicole, Granddaughter
- Leanne, Granddaughter
- Colton, Great Grandchild
- Oaklynn, Great Grandchild
- John is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Wolfe); parents Kenneth and Lois (Rogers) Robertson.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
John E Robertson
Janette & Jim Prickett
May 5, 2021
John & Mary Lou were our neighbors for many years at Lakeside Manor. We spent many enjoyable hours with them and have enjoyed visits from John since he moved back to Lakeside Manor. He was a dear friend and we will miss him greatly. Roxanne and Danette, I am so sorry we didn't get to the service yesterday. We don't take the weekly paper anymore, so I'm just now seeing this obituary. As it turns out, we would not have been able to come anyway due to unforseen circumstances. There was no mention of where memorial contributions should be sent. I'm assuming to Central UMC. If not, please let me know. We will miss seeing the two of you on your visits back to Evansville.
May 3, 2021
I was Pastor of Central United Methodist Church from 2000 to 2012. During much of that time John was also a staff member, and he and Mary Lou were active members of the church. I loved both of them--and you, their family, as I got to know you over time. John was a dear man, who worked hard, was meticulous, could be quite funny and occasionally fell into an Eeyore-like mood. I truly enjoyed working with him. I celebrate that he seemed to continue to make the best of life after the death of his beloved Mary Lou. Now they are reunited.
I regret I will be unable to attend his service. I have an appointment with my eye doctor to address a problem that just arose.