March 17, 2014


Mildred Ruth (Tews) Robson, 90, of Carroll and formerly of Scranton, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating. Organist will be Rebecca Dose. Casket bearers will be Al Hunter, Merle Witt, John Vetter, Wesley Stoelk, Bruce Mason and Scot Stoelk. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery.

Friends may call beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when visitation will resume.

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Born March 12, 1924, at Arcadia, Iowa, she was a daughter of the Rev. Theo A. and Alice (Rothe) Tews. Mildred was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church on March 16, 1924, by her father. Her sponsors were Amanda Tank and Minnie Lussman. She was confirmed on April 10, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church. Mildred went to school in Arcadia, graduating with the Class of 1942. She attended AIB in Council Bluffs. She was employed at Westside State Savings Bank for over 30 years.

Mildred was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church and belonged to the Ladies Aid, Fellowship Club and Arcadia Ace Club.

Mildred married Woodrow W. Strathman of Westside on Jan. 24, 1951. To this union were born two children: Terry and Becky. Woodrow passed away in 1974. Mildred married John F. Kroeger of Arcadia on Nov. 29, 1975, at Zion Lutheran Church. He passed away in 1993. On Jan. 3, 1995, Mildred married Warren A. Robson of Scranton at Zion Lutheran Church in a ceremony conducted by her brother the Rev. John M. Tews Sr. The couple made their home south of Scranton until Mildred moved to assisted-living.

Mildred is survived by her husband Warren A. Robson of Scranton; a son Terry Strathman of Carroll; a daughter Becky Trotter (Mark Chadourne) of Boone, Iowa; three grandchildren: Matthew Trotter, Jeffrey Trotter (Jenny) and Nicole Trotter; seven great-grandchildren: Melissa, Christine, Kaitlin, Taylor, Brogan, Breanne and Kyler; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a brother the Rev. John Tews Sr. and his wife Irene, and a brother Alvin Tews and his wife Ruth.