Martin (Mutt) Ernest Robinson, “Ozha Wa Schko Geshick” which means “Blue Sky” age 65, of Cass Lake, Minnesota passed away at his residence surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Martin was born in Cass Lake, MN on June 6, 1954, the son of Richard and Gladys (Bobolink) Robinson.
He was a highly respected man and committed to his community. He was involved in J.O.M., Leech Lake Housing, LIEC, Cass Lake-Bena School Board, Anishinaabe Legal Services and the Pow Wow circle as a traditional dancer and staff carrier. He was a member of the Ojibwe Hymn Singers. He was a proud fire fighter, 1st responder and worked at the Leech Lake DNR. Martin coached little league baseball. He participated in the 1997 Team Minnesota Indigenous Games. He was also active with the MN Chipps sports team.
Martin always made time for his family. He was a great and loving family man who loved and cared for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also very close to his siblings and his uncles.
He was a humorous and vocal man that wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he believed. He enjoyed cheering on the MN Twins, the MN Vikings, harvesting wild rice and he loved to travel.
Our family and our community have lost a wonderful soul that can never be replaced and will always be loved and dearly missed.
Family that Martin joins are his parents, Richard and Gladys Robinson; brother, Terry Lee Robinson; and sister, Bonnie Robinson-Morgan.
He is survived by his wife, Lila; children, Angela, Aaron, Ashley, Andrew and Anthony; siblings, Richard, Sue, Larry and Kelly; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; uncles, Dennis and Bobby; and numerous other family members and friends.
Wake services for Martin will begin at 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 19th and continue until his 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday, August 21st all being held at the Veteran’s Memorial Building in Cass Lakes, MN. Father Matthew Cobb and Father Bill Butcher will officiate. Prayer Leader will be Jim Allen. Pallbearers for Martin will be Jon Finn, Ken (Koosh) Beaulieu, Robbie (Can) Budreau, Sr., Pat Northbird, Ben Cameron and Charles (Chuck) Bobolink. His honorary pallbearers are Terri Goggleye, Jennie Reyes, Mag Papasodora, Sophie Jacobs, Colin (Corky) Harper, Liz Staples, Patty Broker, Harry Entwhistle, Al (Koko) Folstrom and the MN Chipps. Burial will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake, MN.
Martin’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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