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Carmine M. (Hansen) RobinsonFebruary 13, 1941 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 76)
Carmine Mae Robinson, 76, of Appleton, peacefully went to be with her Lord on October 27, 2017 after battling Parkinson’s Disease for several years.
Carmine, loving daughter of Harry and Evelyn Cole Hansen, was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin. From early on, Carmine was involved in music, playing clarinet and piano growing up. Carmine was very active in high school where she was Editor of the school’s year book, President of the Library Club, on the newspaper staff, and a member of the Latin Club, Future Teachers of America, and the Girls Athletic Association. More, she received numerous honors for her musical achievements at both local and state competitions. Carmine graduated in 1959 as a member of the National Honor Society, receiving Women’s Club and PTA Scholarships.
In 1963, Carmine earned a double major from Wisconsin State College, Stevens Point, in Elementary and Music Education, and went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana University. She taught Kindergarten at Huntley, Jefferson, and Badger Elementary Schools in Appleton before retiring to raise a family and establish her own large private piano studio where she taught piano lessons for more than 45 years.
An active participant in the community, Carmine was a member of the Fox Valley Music Teachers Association, Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, and Wednesday Musicale (32 years). Carmine was involved in the fund raising by the Wednesday Musicale that resulted in the purchase of a grand piano for the Appleton Public Library. She was involved in organizing Monster Concerts as well as accompanying music students for Solo & Ensemble Festival and other competitions.
Carmine was active in her church, playing piano and organ for services and directing the choir for several years. She continued her love for education, teaching Sunday school as well as serving many years as Sunday School Superintendent. She also volunteered for many church activities, including her dedicated involvement with Lake Lundgren Bible Camp where she helped with projects, worked in the kitchen, helped with counseling, music for camp worship, and with her husband, organized and led fundraising bikeathons for 16 years.
Beloved by all, Carmine will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 53 years Al, children Brent and Lonna (Paul), grandchildren Caleb and Sari, brother DuWayne (Dorothy), family and lifelong friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, November 25, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 1450 Oakridge Road, Neenah, WI. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a fellowship time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Carmine’s name be made to the scholarship funds at Fox Valley Music Teachers Association (fvmta.org), Lake Lundgren Bible Camp (llbc.org), or for Parkinson’s research at The Michael J. Fox Foundation (michaeljfox.org).
Many thanks to all the many people that supported and encouraged Carmine and family over the past few years. Special thanks to Dr. Jack Anderson, Dr. Larson, LaVonne Komlos, Mary Beth Barnes, the Einstein crew, and the staff at Heartwood Homes Senior Living for their kind and loving care.