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Scott Harrison Robinson, son of Sidney and Caroline (Mattson) Robinson, was born November 18, 1940, in Kearney, Nebraska. On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Scott died suddenly and unexpectedly in Surprise, AZ. He was 77 years old.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning.
Friends may call from 4 - 8 PM on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Visitation will resume at the church on Saturday, Feb. 10 2018 after 9:30 AM until the time of the funeral. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.
Scott grew up in Kearney where he graduated from high school and Kearney State College with a B.A. in education. It was in Kearney where his love for sports began and grew into his passion that he would go on to share with many student-athletes. On August 6, 1966, Scott married Bonita “Mitch” Buckhammer in Bayard, Nebraska. Scott and Mitch welcomed two children into their lives, Tiffany and Matthew.
Who knew that when they moved to Manning to begin teaching that it would span 33 years and become their permanent home? Scott taught social studies and coached football, basketball, and golf. After retiring in 1999, Scott continued to coach golf for a number of years. Having summers free didn’t mean he’d always be at the golf course. For 38 years he adjusted crop hail for Square Deal of Allied Insurance and later Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance.
Scott’s competitive spirit was strong. He was an avid golfer and always enjoyed when he could play a round of golf with former students and of course, still beat them. Hitting the road on his bicycle was another passion. You’d see him riding from Manning to Templeton as he trained to take part in a day or two of RAGBRAI over the years. And then, there are the Nebraska Cornhuskers. They held a special place in his heart. He was so looking forward to the upcoming year with a new head coach that was sure to make them National Champions. Well, maybe just beat Iowa this coming season. You can bet he’ll be watching as they take the field in the fall wearing a Nebraska sweatshirt and chanting “Go Big Red!”
Despite Scott’s gruff outer image, he touched the lives of many students and athletes throughout the years. Many of his students would say he was a tough one, but a fair one. Chances are you got yelled at least once whether that be in the hallway or on a field, court or course. A week wasn’t complete if you didn’t either play current events or watch a film in his class. The lifelong friendships he made with his past students is a testament to the kind of teacher and coach he was.
For the last eight years, Scott and Mitch enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona. Warm temps and sunny skies were ideal for continuing to perfect his golf game. When you stand over your first putt this season, know Scott will likely be helping you line it up, putter dangling in front of his face, one eye closed.
Left to carry on his passion for the Huskers are his wife Mitch of Manning; daughter Tiffany Carson and her husband Jeff of Grundy Center, grand dogs Toby and Lucy, and a sister Judy Blevins of Kearney, NE. Scott is also survived by his nieces, nephews, and many friends he considered family.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents, his son Matthew and a brother, Jack Robinson.
Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
Reverend Robert Riggert
Reverend Jonathan Conner
Message In Music
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” Congregation
Susan Lamb, Organist
“You Are Mine” “How Great Thou Art”
Steven Linn, Vocalist and Pianist
Sara Trampe, Vocalist
Dan Kerkhoff Don Vonnahme Ron Soll
Barry Branson Todd Stadtlander Jeff Carson
Interment Following Cremation