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Robin Kay Dutenhoeffer, 56, of Aberdeen, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at her home in Aberdeen, surrounded by the ones she loved.
Her memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Jon Droege, of Aberdeen Christian Fellowship, officiating.
Robin’s wishes were to be cremated. Burial, with military rites, will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Aberdeen.
A luncheon and time of fellowship will immediately follow the burial at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.
Visitation at the mortuary will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Friends and relatives should feel free to sign Robin’s online guestbook and share photos and memories with her family on the mortuary’s website, www.schriversmemorial.com. You may also view her service via the live stream service link on the website as well.
Any memorials received will be donated to the South Dakota State University Accelerated Nursing Program in Robin’s memory.
Robin’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the hospice nurses and staff for their help and compassion through this transition.
Robin Kay Hamilton was born August 26, 1961 to Orville Roland and Marilyn Kay (Tucker) Hamilton in Aberdeen, SD. This is the area where she was raised and attended school.
Following graduation from high school, Robin enlisted in the Army National Guard of South Dakota and served her country from 1979 until 1984, when she was honorably discharged. Robin then returned to Aberdeen, where she raised her family.
In 1989, Robin moved to Britton, SD and began her medical career as a certified nursing assistant. She continued her education and became EMT Certified in 1999. In 2001, Robin enrolled in the nursing program at Presentation College in Aberdeen. She completed the program in 2005, earning her Bachelors Degree as a registered nurse and passing her boards. Robin was also an inductee into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
While completing her nurse’s training, Robin met the love of her life, Gary Dutenhoeffer. They were married on March 6, 2005. The couple moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Robin began working at St. John’s Mercy Level 1 Trauma Hospital. During her time there, she held a position on the Shared Governance Nursing Research Council. In 2012, Robin and Gary returned to Aberdeen. Robin continued her career in nursing, earning the Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) credential in Medical-Surgical Nursing before becoming a Clinical Instructor in the Accelerated Nursing Program at South Dakota State University in Brookings. This was truly Robin’s passion, doing what she loved most, passing on her knowledge and skills as a nurse to the future generation. Robin continued to make Aberdeen her home until the time of her death.
Blessed to have shared in Robin’s life is her husband, Gary Dutenhoeffer of Aberdeen; her children: Justin Mattson of Jamestown, ND, Jesse Mattson of Aberdeen, Derrick (Amanda) Mattson of Peyton, CO, Gabriel (Kristi) Dutenhoeffer of Aberdeen and Lacey (Dale) Fletcher of Aberdeen; 12 grandchildren; her mother, Marilyn Kay Case of Aberdeen; two brothers, Kevin Hamilton and Ted Hamilton, both of Aberdeen; and one sister, Faith Rau of Ames, IA.
Robin was preceded in death by her father, Orville Roland Hamilton; her brother, Orville Hamilton, Jr.; and one grandson, Kross Michael Mattson.