Richard Collins

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Richard Collins5/9/1986
Services for Richard C. (Dick) Collins, 68, of Midland, Mich. and formerly of Knoxville, who died May 9, 1986 at Gratiot Community Hospital in Alma, were held May 13 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ira A. Bush officiating. WareSmith Woolever and Co. Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Collins was born Nov. 29, 1917 in Knoxville, the son of Joy and Velta Collins

He attended Knoxville Schools graduating with the class of 1935.

On July 14, 1940 in Bethany, Mo., he married Eileen L. Erickson.

Moving to Midland in 1976 from Des Moines where he had been employed by Northeastern Reinsurance Co., he had served as executive vice president and operating manager of Dorince Reinsurance Co and a Bermuda company, Dorintell.

Preceding him in death were his Parents, two brothers, Donald and J.C. and one sister, Helen Mears.

He is survived by his wife, his mother-in-law, Lena M. Erickson; two sisters, Dorothy Brindle of Edina, Minn. and Mary Naffziger of Oakes, N.D.; and one brother, James of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Memorials have been established to the Midland First United Methodist Church and the Parkinson's Foundation.