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Roger R. Collins

April 10, 1935 September 18, 2016
Roger  R. Collins
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Obituary for Roger R. Collins

Roger R. Collins, age 81, of Danbury, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the Avera McKennan Hospital of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. Father Dan Greving will officiate the service, with the committal services following in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Carlson-Frum Post #336 all of Danbury, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service held at 5:30 p.m. and a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton and Danbury, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com

Roger Richard Collins was born April 10, 1935, on the family farm northwest of Danbury, Iowa, the son of Joseph W. and Mildred (Chedester) Collins. He was the youngest son of four boys and three girls born to this Irish family. Roger graduated from Danbury Public School with the class of 1953. He entered the U.S. Army and served his country in Germany with an honorable discharge in 1956. Roger farmed with his parents until 1970. In 1982, Roger began working for Farmland Foods in Denison, Iowa, He retired back to Danbury on the Collins Homestead in 2000.
On June 1, 1973, Roger married Barbara Shannon Morgan. She passed away February 11, 2005.
Survivors include two sisters and their husbands, Marilyn and Chuck Everett of Huchuca City, Arizona and Carole and Bob Hebel of Henderson, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Along with his wife, Barb, Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. and Mildred Collins; four siblings, Marvin J. Collins, Kenneth V. Collins, Roland P. Collins, Elizabeth (Collins) Jung; a brother-in-law, Robert C. Jung; and a sister-in-law, Lois Collins.

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5:00 PM 9/22/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/22/2016 7:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury

604 Peach Street
Danbury, IA 51019

Vigil at 5:30 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury
604 Peach Street Danbury 51019 IA
United States

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11:00 AM 9/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury

604 Peach Street
Danbury, IA 51019

St. Mary's Catholic Church-Danbury
604 Peach Street Danbury 51019 IA
United States
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