TRIBUNE - Warren Henry “Hank” Robertson, age 81, of Tribune, KS passed away on February 8, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita KS, after a short but fierce battle with lymphoma.
Hank was born in Buffalo, OK on December 2, 1938 to parents Mary Elizabeth Irion & Eugene Oral Robertson. He grew up on a farm in Harper County Oklahoma and attended high school in Buffalo, OK graduating in 1956. Hank grew up participating in FFA, football, and land judging.
Hank attended Northwestern State College in Alva, OK for one year where he met the love of his life, Alice McKinney. Hank and Alice transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma State University the next year, in Weatherford, OK where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, in 1961. Hank married Alice Gwen McKinney of Englewood, KS on April 5, 1958. Their wedding was held at the United Methodist Church in Englewood, KS.
Hanks first job out of Pharmacy School was in Yukon, OK, followed by a year in Liberal before moving to Dodge City working at Palace Drug. In 1965 Hank and Alice moved to Tribune where they purchased Richardson Rexall Drug later becoming Robertson Drug which they owned for 25 years. Hank also partnered with his lifelong friend, Waldo Hale at Hamilton County Drug. During this time Hank and Alice also started a farming operation, which continues today. Hank held a pharmacy license in Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas receiving his 50-year pin from the Kansas and Oklahoma Boards of Pharmacy. Hank practiced pharmacy for 59 years.
Hank enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, going to the lake, and his grandchildren. He worked hard and loved farming, driving his truck and tractor, which he did right up to the end of his life. He was involved in many organizations and activities including Greeley County School Board, Kansas Livestock Association, Elks Club, Rotary, Dance Club, and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Deans Club.
Hank is survived by his children, Barb & husband Darrel Johnson of Bentonville, AR. Mark & wife Judy Robertson of Tribune, Scot & wife Lisa Robertson of Tribune and Jena & husband Jonathan Brunswig of Scott City. Grandchildren, Clint & wife Amanda Johnson, Cole Robertson, Shanon & husband Cale Miller, Clay and wife Megan Robertson, Carly & husband Nathan Larson, Megan Robertson, Katelyn Robertson, Reid Brunswig, Allison Brunswig, and Canon Brunswig. Also, one great granddaughter Madilyn Miller. He is survived by one brother, Leland Robertson and one sister, Mary Aurel Dahlstrom. Hank is preceded in death by his wife Alice Robertson, his parents, one brother, Calvin Robertson, and one granddaughter Jenny Johnson.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. (MST) February 13, 2020 at the Greeley County Cemetery at Tribune with Jerry Young officiating. Friends and family will gather at St Joseph’s Parish Hall following graveside services. Hank will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Friends may call from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on February 12, at Price and Sons Funeral Home in Tribune, KS. Memorials may be given to the Henry Robertson Memorial. Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com