Jerry R Collins

Jerry R Collins[1]

Male 1933 - 2008  (74 years)

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  • Name Jerry R Collins 
    Born 23 Jul 1933  Canton, Fulton County , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth: Jul. 23, 1933
      Canton
      Fulton County
      Illinois, USA
      Death: Jan. 7, 2008
      Belleville
      St. Clair County
      Illinois, USA
      (Find A Grave Memorial)
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Jan 2008  St. Elizabeth Hospital , Belleville, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 14 Jan 2008  Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    JERRY COLLINS

    Published: Monday, January 14, 2008 6:15 AM CST
    Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, Illinois


    Jerry R. Collins, 74, of Ellis Grove, formerly of Canton, died at 3:56 a.m. Monday (January 7, 2008) at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.

    Born July 23, 1933, in Canton, the son of Clarence and Kathryn Collins, he married Donna J. Kruzan on August 31, 1968, in Canton. She survives.

    Other survivors include two children, Kathryn (Ron) Guetersloh of Jacob and Shawn (Melissa) Collins of Chester; four grandchildren, Shelby and Paige Guetersloh and Sydeny and Nicholas Collins; and one stepbrother, Robert Thomas of Albany, Ore.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ruby Collins; and one stepbrother, Bill Thomas.

    He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ellis Grove.

    He was a United States Navy veteran. He worked as a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Mines for 36 years. He had also worked at the Kellogg Coal Dock at Madoc, and then Burning Star 5 in DeSoto, until his retirement.


    He was the former mayor of Ellis Grove from 1985 to 1993. He was a member of the VFW Post of Lewistown, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Peoria, Mohammed Temple Shrine, and the Kaskaskia Lodge AF & AM in Red Bud.

    Services were held at 2 p.m., January 10, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, with visitation two hours prior to services, January 10, at the funeral home. A visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m., January 9, at Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester. Burial was at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.

    Memorials may be made to the Ellis Grove Fire Department or Christ Lutheran School Hymnal Fund in Jacob. Online condolences may be sent to www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.
     
    Buried White Chapel Memory Gardens , Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burial:
      White Chapel Memory Gardens
      Canton
      Fulton County
      Illinois, USA
      (Find A Grave Memorial)
    Person ID I11443  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2014 

    Father Clarence Henry Collins,   b. 20 Jul 1913, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1999, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Kathryn/Catherine L Stell,   b. 18 Nov 1909, Cuba, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1949, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1933  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3965  Group Sheet

    Family Donna J Kruzan 
    Last Modified 31 May 2013 
    Family ID F4047  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jerry R Collins, born 23 Jul 1933, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA, died 7 Jan 2008, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
    Jerry R Collins, born 23 Jul 1933, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA, died 7 Jan 2008, in St. Elizabeth Hospital Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA

    Jerry R. Collins
    Birth 23 Jul 1933
    Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
    Death 7 Jan 2008 (aged 74)
    Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
    Burial
    White Chapel Memory Gardens
    Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
    Memorial ID 23972921


    Son of Clarence and Kathryn Collins. Jerry married Donna J. Kruzan on August 31, 1968 in Canton; she survives.

    Also surviving are two children, Kathryn (Ron) Guetersloh and Shawn (Melissa) Collins; four grandchildren, Shelby and Paige Guetersloh and Sydeny and Nicholas Collins; and one stepbrother, Robert Thomas.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Ruby Collins and one stepbrother, Bill Thomas.

    Jerry worked as a coal miner for Consolidated Coal Mines for 36 years. He had also worked at the Kellogg Coal Dock at Madoc, Ill. and then Burning Star #5 in DeSoto, Ill. until his retirement.

    Jerry was the former Mayor of Ellis Grove from 1985 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ellis Grove, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Peoria, Mohammed Temple Shrine and the Kaskaskia Lodge AF & AM in Red Bud, Ill.. He was a US Navy veteran and was a member of the VFW Post of Lewistown, Ill.

    Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, Illinois

    Maintained by: Stephen Cantrell
    Originally Created by: Jeanette
    Added: 15 Jan 2008
    Find a Grave Memorial 23972921
    Jerry Collins with his Parents Clarence and Kathryn Collins
    Jerry Collins with his Parents Clarence and Kathryn Collins
    This photo was kindly shared by Jennifer S. Harrington, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Information kindly shared by Jennifer Stell Harrington USA.


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