In Memory of

M. Michael Collins

March 4, 1941 - September 14, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA


Rockwell City – M. Michael Collins 79, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy to join his heavenly Father.  Mike fought courageously a battle of dementia and cancer yet maintaining his sense of humor and a smile. 

     Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Those attending the Funeral Mass are required to wear masks and observe social distancing.  Burial will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  A Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  The Funeral Service will be live streamed via Palmer & Swank Funeral Home FaceBook page.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Mike is survived by his wife Carol; his children, Kam (Amy) Collins, Christy (Mark) McGinty, and Tony (Sue) Holder; 7 grandchildren, Katelyn and Emma, Brennan, Brandon (Katie) and Brianna, and Lindsay and Whitney (Casey); one great-grandchild Tate; sister Mary (Gary) Warner of Rockwell City; and many loving extended family members and loyal friends.  He was preceded in death by his son Chet Collins; daughter Kathy Ann Collins; his parents, Leo and Rose (Masterson) Collins; and brothers, Jim, Bill, Larry, and Jerry Collins.

     Maurice Michael Collins was born March 4, 1941.  After retiring from a life of trucking, Mike loved working in his shop, working for Martin Hildreth Co., and area farmers kept him happy and busy.  Mike was a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

SERVICES
Memorial Mass
10:30 a.m. - Thursday
September 17, 2020
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Father Lynn Bruch
VISITATION
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday
September 16, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
INTERMENT
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:19 PM
“Our sympathies to the family. Mike will be missed. He made me smile! ”
- Jill Birks

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:05 AM
“So sorry for the loss ,thoughts an prayers with you all.”
- Jeanette Walker

Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 8:45 AM
“You have my deepest sympathy, Carol. I hope that your best memories of Mike will bring you and your family comfort. Take care.”
- Jan Westerman-Beatty

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:33 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the Collins family”
- Duane Schuur

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2:36 PM
“We're so sorry for your loss, Carol and family. Prayers going out to you all.”
- Gary & Mary Smith

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM
“Carol, my friend, my heart is breaking for you and your family over your recent loss. I pray for your faith to help you through this stressful time and you will always believe that Mike is dancing along Heaven’s streets of gold. He and mom shared a birthday so I know she welcomed him upon his homecoming and is sharing a laugh or two with him over the time they spent together at Hunt Truckline. Believe that you will one day be reunited and that he is no longer in any pain. Love you my friend. ”
- Cynthia Shepherd

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:40 AM
“Carol and family So sorry to hear of Mike's passing.He always had a smile whenever we would see him. Always loved seeing him. "RIP Mike." Mike and Kathy Tasler.”
- Kathy Tasler

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:36 AM
“Deepest sympathy. We have wonderful memories from when he works for Hunt's.
- Duane and Carol Bangtson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:21 PM
“So sorry for your loss Kam and Amy and family. From reading his obituary it sounds like he had a full and fun life. Prayers with you ”
- Heidi Forest

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:47 PM
“Carol - you and your family have my sympathy as you experience the void you will experience. I hope your fond memories will be of comfort to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers”
- Maureen Hobart

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:58 PM
“Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I recall Mike as a young man when growing up on the farm and also in high school. Always enjoyed spending time with he and his family. Rest In Peace my friend!”
- Gale Prince

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:58 PM
“Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I recall Mike as a young man when growing up on the farm and also in high school. Always enjoyed spending time with he and his family. Rest In Peace my friend!”
- Gale Prince

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:46 PM
“Oh my gosh, my heart broke when I heard this. Mike was a good friend, so much fun with him. So proud he was relation!!! So sorry for your loss Carol and all.”
- Carolyn Mohr

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:44 PM
“Rest In Peace Mike. It was a lot of fun knowing you.”
- Marilyn and Ron Thompson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:32 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Collins family. Mike was always quick to have a strong wit on any subject. Always enjoyed being around him.”
- Ed & Sharon Ludwig

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:17 PM
“Carol and family..
Thinking of all of you. Mike had that tough exterior with a huge teddy bear heart! We enjoyed knowing him so..Hugs”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:08 PM
“Was very saddened to hear about Mike.
He was always so nice to me when I'd visit Iowa, even with all the kidding he bestowed on me. Lots of fond memories.
I am thinking about and praying for the whole family.
Teri”
- Teri Larson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:03 PM
“So sorry for your Loss Mike was a great man he will be missed so much. Prayers and Hugs to Carol and all ”
- Ron and Shona (Henry) Wood

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:55 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. I enjoyed talking to him at the ball games. God bless you all during this difficult time. ”
- Jaci Carlson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:27 PM
“Carol so sorry for your loss , we send our thoughts and prayers. .... R.I.P. Mike ”
- Mike & Tess Sittig

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:45 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss....sending prayers and hugs for you...God bless you all”
- Gary courter..

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 4:03 PM
“Offering my sympathy and prayers for all of the family. ”
- Karen Krug Osborne

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM
“Don and I would like to say how sorry we are of the passing of mike”
- Don and Kathy Kirsch

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:51 PM
“Carol and family - so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. ”
- Tami Stumpf Pederson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2:47 PM
“Carol & Family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Mike's passing. We will miss his smile and gentle nature. We lift you up in prayer during this difficult time. ”
- Ron & Kathy Johnson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:10 PM
“Carol & family
We were saddened to learn if the loss of Mike. Always smiling (at least a smirk!) and always had a comeback, no matter if in all male company or mixed company. Will miss the laughs he shared with everyone. May the angels wrap you with their wings of peace and grant you comfort. ”
- Dawn Williamson

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:26 AM
“Carol & family, we are so sorry to hear of Mike’s death. We send our sympathy & many prayers!”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 8:25 PM
“Ronnie & I send our sympathy & prayers to you, Carol & all the family🙏”
- Ronald Wetter

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
“Carol and family...our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. May Mike R.I.P. as all his suffering is now over”
- Paulette J Fogerty


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