Margaret Robey


November 20, 1933 - March 29, 2020


Margaret Robey, 86, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell.  Funeral services are pending under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Margaret Alice Robey was born November 20, 1933 in Mitchell, SD to Ernest and Alice (Bradberry) Giese. She attended school in Mitchell, graduating in 1952. Margaret then attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD, and graduated in 1954.

She taught kindergarten in Watertown, SD, Great Falls, MT, and Eielson AFB in Alaska. As a US Air Force family, “her feet touched all 50 states!” Margaret returned to Mitchell in 1972 to raise her four kids. She worked at 3M Company for thirteen years and Toshiba America for twelve years, before retiring in 1998.

Margaret enjoyed visiting with family and friends, and watching all of her grandkids grow up. She loved watching high school sports and music events. Her hobbies included reading and arts and crafts. Margaret, also, authored three family history books.

She is survived by her children, Dawn (Greg) Wheeler of Sioux Falls, SD, Rick (Laurie) Robey of Mitchell, SD, Dana (Dan) Freeman of Omaha, NE, and Derek (Kim) Robey of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers, Ernie Giese of Portland, OR, Don Giese of Chamberlain, SD, and Roger Giese of Willmar, MN; sisters, Donna Lou Barnhart of The Villages, FL, and Betty Bennett of Green Bay, WI; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Giese; sister, Karen Ofelt; sisters-in-law, Barb Giese, and Jan Giese; brother-in-law, Richard Barnhart; and nephew, Billy Giese.


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Posted by Cindy Bartlett on April 13, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Alice’s Family. I worked with Alice at Toshiba and became good friends with her. She was a kind and loving person. I loved her humor. Glad you had such a wonderful mother.
Posted by Jan McEntee (Miss Mac ) on April 2, 2020
Prayers and thoughts to Derek and family. Rely on those good memories during these hard times. Love and hugs💕💕💕
Posted by Dawn Swalve on April 2, 2020
Blessed be her memory! My sympathies to all of the Robey family!
Posted by Pam Gordon on April 1, 2020
My sympathy goes out to the Robey family. I always admired your Mom in her ability to raise such wonderful children single-handedly. She was always so friendly when she would come in to Sunshine when I was in high school and got to wait in her. God bless all of you.
Posted by Avys Johnson on April 1, 2020
Prayers, Gods comfort and peace to your family. She Will be missed dearly.
Posted by Dave Sendelbach on April 1, 2020
Thoughts and sympathies to all family and friends.
Posted by Deb Wells on April 1, 2020
So sorry to hear if the passing of your mom. I used to cut your moms hair along with you kids too! Such a great family! Your mom was the best! Thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time. ❤🙏
Posted by Deb Wells on April 1, 2020
So sorry to hear if the passing of your mom. I used to cut your moms hair along with you kids too! Such a great family! Your mom was the best! Thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time. ❤🙏
Posted by Karen Laron on March 31, 2020
I knew your mom because she used to come into BPI where I worked for 24yrs. Always pleasant. I also went to the same church. During basketball season we would always talk about the games especially when O'Gorman was playing. So sorry for your loss. I will miss our visits.
Posted by Michele Grosdidier on March 31, 2020
To all of the wonderful Robey so very sorry for your mom finding her heavenly home during these trying times. I didn’t know your mom personally but knew who she was when I saw her. She was a great lady because I have known a few of you and she taught you well. She will be missed but her memories will live on thru you! Take care all of you and your mom will smile knowing you all will be together caring for each other.
Posted by Jean and Mel Freeman on March 31, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to you, Dana and Dan, your siblings and entire families. Hope the memories you share will help you through the times ahead
Posted by Mike Giese on March 31, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. She was a strong and independent person with a big heart. I hope you can all find peace knowing she is in a better place. My thoughts are with you all.
Posted by Betty and Frank Bennett on March 31, 2020
Hi kids, just a note to tell you how sorry we are that your Mom and my wonderful sister and friend passed away. All of our hearts are hurting but one day they will heal. Each of you take care.
love and hugs Ant Betty and Uncle Frank
Posted by Jeanette & Don Jones on March 31, 2020
I have known Margaret for a long time. She was such a sweet lady and always talked to me when we met in stores
Posted by Connie HIrsch on March 31, 2020
Dawn & family: I was sorry to read of the loss of your mom in the paper today. Thinking of you, & your family is in my prayers. Always difficult to lose a parent. Just know you can hold on to your faith, & your good memories will remain in your heart.
Posted by Shawn & Terri Kirby on March 31, 2020
Robey Family,
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother, especially during the challenging times when it is difficult to say good bye and bury your Mother. Just know we all support you, not with hugs or attendance but in thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Posted by Dennis and Joan Selfridge on March 31, 2020
Miss a neighbor in our building
Posted by Vickie Muilenburg on March 31, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Robey family. I worked for many years with Alice (as I knew her) during our time at 3M and Toshiba. She was a wonderful women. God has blessed us all for knowing her.
Posted by Sheryl Plagmann on March 31, 2020
Robey family, I worked with your mother at 3M/Toshiba. She was one of the most wonderful caring women I have ever met. My condolences to you all.
Posted by Scott Alexander on March 31, 2020
Derek, my condolences to you and the family on the passing of your mother. My sister passed away yesterday and I learned of your mother's passing while arranging her service. I have fond childhood memories of your mother, especially our time together in grade school. She was a great lady and did a wonderful job raising you and your siblings. May God bless and comfort you during this time of sorrow.
Posted by Donn Johnson on March 30, 2020
Rick, Dawn, Dana, Derek & the rest of the Robey family: The world has lost a wonderful person and heaven has gained another angel. One of the nicest people I have known. My deepest sympathies to all of you. I still remember the Christmas I got snowed in at Mitchell & Margaret insisted I come and spend it with the Robey family. I hope the great memories you all have gives you comfort at this difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
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