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Robin York

January 14, 1955 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Robin York Obituary

Robin Bergquist York, 68, of Burlington, passed away surrounded by her family, Monday, January 16, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City following a courageous battle against cancer.

Born January 14, 1955, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Carl and Tess Dodd Bergquist. On May 4, 1974, she married David Allen York in Bethany Lutheran Church. They had two daughters and lived a life full of love and happiness. 

Robin graduated from Burlington High School in 1973.

She was very artistic and enjoyed heading the decorating committee for the POPS Concert with her sister, Debbie, for many years. Robin was the #1 world champion Facebook Angry Birds player! She was a strong and resilient woman, a military wife, often raising two children on her own while her husband was abroad. She wore many hats everyday. She was a wife, a mom, a grandma, an aunt, a babysitter, a seamstress, the "store next door", a problem fixer, and was loved by any that knew her. She was a great support system for anyone who needed it. Family meant everything to Robin. 

Survivors include husband of 48 years, David Allen York; her two daughters, Cary (Jeremy) Skeens and Miranda (Jason) Gerstel; five grandchildren, Shannan Skeens, Austin Gerstel, Hailey Gerstel, Mayah Gerstel, and Jase Gerstel; her sister, Debbie (Rod) Wittkamp; her sister-in-laws, Denise (Dave) Gunderson and Pam York (Jay Schrankler); brother-in-law, Daniel Siems; and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she treasured dearly. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Tess Bergquist, sister, Cindy Siems, in-laws, Ed and Jean York, one grandchild, Mia Gerstel, and one great-grandchild.   

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2023 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St.

The memorial service for Robin will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Bethany Lutheran Church with Pastor Dan Siems officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh Funeral Service following the burial. 

Memorial funds will be sent to the already established BHS Class of 1973 Scholarship Fund. 

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January 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Family Receive Friends
January 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Memorial Service
January 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church
2515 Madison Ave
Burlington, IA 52601


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