Robin Wees had a passion for architecture. An artist, too, she filled her walls with pictures of buildings.
It was a love she picked up from her grandpa, William Wees, who worked for an architectural firm. He'd share his own drawings with Robin and her sisters, Misha and Jessie, when they were youngsters.
Robin Wees, 26, will be buried next to her grandfather today. She died Sunday in Minneapolis of complications from multiple sclerosis. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.
Wees had been working as an architectural engineer for Kimley-Horn for two years, specializing in bridges and concrete. She had just been named employee of the week before her death.
Wees graduated from Omaha Duchesne in 2004 with top academic honors and earned several scholarships to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering with a second major in mathematics from UNO and a master's degree in architectural engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009.
Misha said she never remembers her sister losing her temper, and she said Robin loved texting jokes to her sisters to brighten their day.
“She just had this infectious smile, and that's what everyone keeps telling me,'' Misha said. “She was the nicest person I've ever known. She always listened. She was always there.''
In addition to her sisters, Robin Wees' survivors include her parents, John and Leesa.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
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