Robin Peere Dowlin was born in Butte, Montana February 13, 1957, to Annabelle MacKerlich Dowlin and Floyd Edward Dowlin Jr.
Robin was three when the family moved to Whitehall. Robin started grade school at Whitehall, then moved to Forsyth and finished his education in Forsyth, graduating with the Mighty Class of 1975. While in high school he played football and made many friends. He also worked for Warren Becker pumping gas, beginning his career.
Robin joined the Marine Corp in 1976, surprisingly got a good conduct medal and a rifle expert badge.
He returned to Forsyth and continued his work career driving truck in oil fields in Wampsutter, Wyoming. Then off to Alaska and finishing on a commercial fishing boat.
Robin returned to Eastern Montana working in the lumber mill in Ashland, driving truck, graduating to Peabody Coal Mine driving coal haulers, finally to Western Energy operating heavy equipment.
Robin is survived by his soul mate, Natalie Lothspeich, her daughters, Stacey (Jason), Anthony, Allysa, BreAnna, Amy (Dominic) Burgess, Caleb, Claire; son, Matthew (Kelsey) McKenna Nolan; sisters, Wanda Dowlin of Forsyth, Kerry (Bob) Downing of Park City, Sandee Dowlin of Casper, Wyoming; brother, Buck Dowlin of Forsyth; daughter, Danyelle Van Cleave; grandson, Phillip Van Cleave; numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews great nieces; Abby, his and Natalie’s special dog.
Robin was preceded in death by both parents; older brothers, Dale MacKerlich and Doug Dowlin.
Funeral will be 11:00 A.M., Friday December 15, at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth, Montana.
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