Warren Henry ‘Hank’ Robertson
Warren Henry “Hank” Robertson, 81, Tribune, died on Feb. 8, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
Hank was born in Buffalo, Okla., on Dec. 2, 1938, to Eugene and Mary (Irion) Robertson. He grew up on a farm in Harper County, Okla., and attended high school in Buffalo, graduating in 1956.
Hank grew up participating in FFA, football and land judging.
Hank attended Northwestern State College, Alva, Okla., for one year where he met Alice McKinney. Hank and Alice transferred to Southwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford) the next year, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy in 1961.
Hank and Alice, of Englewood, Ks., were married on April 5, 1958, in Englewood.
Hanks first job out of pharmacy school was in Yukon, Okla., followed by a year in Liberal before moving to Dodge City where he worked at Palace Drug. In 1965, the couple 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.
Hank held a pharmacy license in Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas, receiving his 50-year pin from the Kansas and Oklahoma Boards of Pharmacy. He practiced pharmacy for 59 years.
He was involved in many organizations and activities including the Greeley County board of education, 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 Johnson and husband, Darrel, Bentonville, Ark., Mark Robertson and wife, Judy, Tribune, Scott Robertson and wife, Lisa, Tribune, and Jena Brunswig and husband, Jonathan, Scott City; a brother, Leland Robertson; a sister, Mary Dahlstrom; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a brother, Calvin; and a granddaughter, Jenny Johnson.
Graveside service was held on Feb. 13 at the Greeley County Cemetery, Tribune, with Jerry Young officiating.
The family suggests donations to the Henry Robertson Memorial in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 322 2nd St.,
Tribune, Ks. 67879.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com.