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Fred Robison Osceola

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 2:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013 4:47 p.m. CDT

Fred Robison, 64, of Osceola died suddenly July 13, 2013, at his home.

Services were 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Osceola. The Rev. Terry Roberts officiated. Interment was in Leon Cemetery. Memorials may be given to his family for a tribute to be decided at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.

Byron Frederick “Fred” Robison, son of Lois Nadene (Guilliams) and Billie Dean Robison, was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Clinton.

Fred graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1968.

Fred served in the U.S. Navy during the time of the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a commissioned officer.

On Feb. 2, 1974, Fred married Pamela Joan Johnston in Leon.

Fred and Pam lived in Creston and moved to Des Moines in 1975, where Fred was a police officer for the city of Des Moines. Fred graduated from Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in 1975.

Fred retired as a senior officer after being injured on duty in 1985.

After retiring, Fred started his own P.I. firm.

In 1995, they moved to Osceola. Fred was elected mayor and served his term from 2000 to December 2003.

Fred worked for Star Fleet and transported RVs of all sizes across the country.

Fred was a member of Iowa State Police Association, Iowa Peace Officers Association, Des Moines Police Burial Association, AmVets in Des Moines, Osceola Eagles Lodge No. 3495 and the NRA.

Fred is survived by his wife Pam Robison of Osceola; daughters, Andrea (Todd) Swennumson of Des Moines and Amanda (Brian) Gunnell of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Rodney Dean (Veronica) Robison of Wilton and J.W. Robison of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Florene Moomey of Osceola; grandchildren, Kaitlin “Bundle,” Emily “Button,” Lillian “Peanut,” Ian “Lil Man” and Gunthor “Bubba”; mother-in-law Rova Johnston of Leon; brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Johnston of Leon; sister-in-law Vicky (Alan) Shields of Osceola; special nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and father-in-law Darrell Johnston.

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