Robyn P. Pagán

July 3, 1949October 12, 2020

Robyn P. Pagán, 71, passed away on October 12, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 3, 1949, in Mt. Vernon, NY, the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Cribari) Dessner.

Robyn attended National College of Education in Evanston, Ill and Purdue University, formerly known as Indiana University of Fort Wayne where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Sociology.

Robyn was a foster care case worker and mostly worked with children through her professional career. She worked at Fort Wayne Mental Health Center for 7 years with adolescents, and also as a case worker in Ohio for a short time.

Robyn was a founding member of Aboite Lutheran Church where she served as Director of the children's program. She was also the owner/operator of Robyn's Nest Childcare.

In her spare time she enjoyed painting, cross-stitching, journaling, reading, and mostly spending time and teaching her grandkids.

Most importantly, Robyn was a follower of Jesus.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Richard Pagán; children, Josh (Lori) Pagán and Kristin (Kim) Thompson; grandchildren, Kim III, Malachi, Isaac; siblings, Steve Dessner, David Dessner, Jill Hiss, Nina Dessner, and Hugh Dessner.

Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Aboite Lutheran Church, 10312 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with calling one hour prior.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Greenlawn Funeral Home 6000 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Aboite Lutheran Church.


  • Aboite Lutheran Church


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


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Elisabeth Lloyd

October 24, 2020

I learned a lot from Robyn much of which I would not fully understand until years after we moved away but the most significant lesson that I carry with me is that of generosity. Robyn was generous with all that she had. She poured into people. Where she had wisdom and she had wisdom, she shared it. When she gave gifts they were GIFTS. We still have and use her wedding gift(s) to this day 15 years later and I’m able to tell my kids about the generosity of our friend Robyn. As an employer, she was generous like no other boss I’ve had since.

She was a serious friend. There are many instances I can recall observing this while being in her home. She was there for people, really there.

I am thankful for my time with Robyn; for her example, for her strength and for the many lives she intentionally impacted and improved.

Much love to Rich and Kristin,

Elisabeth Lloyd

Yolonda Vargas

October 22, 2020

Very sorry for your lose. I send my condolences to the family. There is one memory of your mom that I will always remember and that is her delicious mashed potatoes. May the Holy Spirit give you peace

LeeAnn & Kim Thompson

October 21, 2020

Rich, Kristin and Josh,

We met Robyn and Rich as the result of the relationship and union of our son Kim and our wonderful daughter-in-law Kristin.

We quickly became much more than friends. Through many of the efforts of Robyn, we became family. Robyn was always planning holidays and various get-to-togethers for us to all spend time together. Over the years we have celebrated many occasions with the Pagans and Robyn was always at the helm of planning or contributing to the next big celebration.

We have had the honor of sharing the role of being grandparents to our grandsons Kim-3, Malachi, and Isaac. Robyn has been such a wonderful Nana! She has been very intentional in pouring herself into her grandsons in all ways.....
spiritually, emotionally and academically.

Robyn's special relationship with Kim-3 will last throughout his lifetime and beyond. They truly share a special bond.
Now, Nana is his special heavenly angel.

Robyn and Rich have raised such a special, talented, creative and caring daughter in Kristin. Robyn never missed an opportunity to demonstrate how much she loved Kristin and the grand-boys.

Robyn, you are missed by us tremendously already!

God rest and God bless your soul!

You are at peace now and will be remembered forever until we all meet again.

Kim, LeeAnn, Kyla, Karrington, Lillie , Kim-2 Thompson, Nikya Thomas, and Karis Gorman

Bill and Cathy Smith

October 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Robyn,s passing. Pastor Richie was our Pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran Church In North Jackson. Pastor Richie and Robyn helped us start our journey of the love of Our Lord. How great and enriched our lives could be. I will always remember her laugh, her love of her family. I am very grateful for the time we shared and the memories I have.

Tish Haines

October 19, 2020

Had fun at church with Robyn and Pastor way back.

LeeAnn Thompson

October 19, 2020

LeeAnn Thompson

October 19, 2020

Ashlee Haft

October 18, 2020

Kristin and Josh,

I had the pleasure of taking care of your mother’s hands and feet for a time. She taught me so much! While my husband was away at Army training, I was pregnant with my son. She took me to Burlington and bought me my sons outfit he came home from the hospital in. She was a caring and generous soul. I look forward to our deep conversations in heaven someday! ❤️

Kristin Mucchetti

October 18, 2020

Uncle Rich, Kristin, and Josh,
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Aunt Robyn was such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed.
You all have my love, and you are in my thoughts.

Matt Farber MD

October 16, 2020

Richard and family

Words are always inadequate at a time of loss.

Robyn was very brave dealing with the adversity of her medical afflictions. She was always concerned about her family and others. You were fortunate to have had her in your lives.

Make her memory be a blessing.

Matthew Farber MD

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