Roberta "Robin" L. Arbuckle


Roberta “Robin” Lorraine Arbuckle, 72, passed away on July 26, 2019. She was surrounded by her family.

Robin was born February 11, 1947 in Duluth, MN to Roy and Eunice Haasis. She grew up in Billings Park in Superior and attended Stanbrook Hall. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Superior.

Throughout her life, Robin demonstrated amazing resiliency and determination. She had a wonderful sense of humor and offered a perspective that was inspirational to all who knew and loved her. She was an example of someone living life to the fullest. Over the years, Robin spent time as Constable, First Responder, and Voluntary Fire Department member for the town of Hawthorne, WI. She was a Master Gardener, member of the Ramblin’ Roses motorcycle group, Small World nursery school owner, medal-award winning speed skater, softball player, reporter for the Mukwanago Chief newspaper, and bus driver. She retired as a rural letter carrier from the post office in Superior, WI. She enjoyed traveling, swimming and hunting with friends and family, loved animals, and was the best friend, wife, mother and grandmother anyone could ever ask for. The world is a better place because she was in it.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Sr. and Eunice; son, Richard Alan Christenson; brother, Roy Leslie Haasis Jr; half-brothers, William and John Haasis; half-sister, Marian Wick.

She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Arbuckle, children Charles (Mickey) Christenson of Lenexa, Kansas, Julie Johnson of Superior, Wisconsin, Holly Christenson of Grand Rapids, MN, Jackie (Chris) Arbuckle-Harkin of Madison, WI, Adrian Arbuckle of Madison, WI, grandchildren Mitchell (Shelby) Christenson, Abby Johnson, Tori Johnson, Roy (Clara) Christenson, Dylan Losiewski, Anna Christenson, Will Harkin, Alex Harkin.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Hawthorne Town Hall, 7223 Town Hall Road, Hawthorne, WI.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robin’s name to the Douglas County Humane Society.

The family would like to thank the staff of Twin Ports Health Services for the love and care they provided for Robin.

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