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In Memory of

Michael Joseph Collins

July 22, 1951 - October 12, 2012

Obituary


Michael J. Collins, age 61, of Barnes, WI passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN.

Michael Joseph Collins was born July 22, 1951 in Omaha, NE the son of George and Ruth (Gonnion) Collins. At the age of 12 Michael moved to Barnes, WI where he lived with his grandmother on Devil's Lake. Michael graduated from Drummond High School and went onto the University of Wisconsin Superior for a year of college. Michael joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country for two years. After...

Michael J. Collins, age 61, of Barnes, WI passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, MN.

Michael Joseph Collins was born July 22, 1951 in Omaha, NE the son of George and Ruth (Gonnion) Collins. At the age of 12 Michael moved to Barnes, WI where he lived with his grandmother on Devil's Lake. Michael graduated from Drummond High School and went onto the University of Wisconsin Superior for a year of college. Michael joined the U.S. Air Force and served his country for two years. After his time in the service he returned to Barnes, WI where he worked for the Township of Barnes as a heavy equipment operator for over 20 years. Michael was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Michael is survived by his three sisters, Irene Collins of Boise, ID, Jeane Collins of Potosi, WI and Karen Collins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A private family service will be held at a later date.