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Norman Collins

 
 
Norman Lee Collins, 85, of Sigourney, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney.  He was born December 23, 1930, near Keswick, Iowa, the son of Osa Leroy and Doris Gail (Churchill) Collins. He grew up on a farm near Keswick and graduated from Keswick High School in 1949. Norman served in the US Army attached to the Air Force at Rhein Main Germany during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge he was united in Marriage to Lois Jean Utterback at the Sigourney Christian Church on March 6, 1955.They farmed north of Keswick and near Hayesville until January 1, 1975 when he became a custodian for the Sigourney Community School District retiring in July 1996. He served six years on the Sigourney Community School Board and was president when the present high school was dedicated.  He was member of the Sigourney Christian Church serving on the church board, Chairman of the board, trustee, deacon, and choir.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and his brother James Collins.

He is survived by his wife Lois, five children, Lyle(Donna) Collins, Oskaloosa, Ia, Keith Collins Sigourney, Ia, Karen Morris, Sigourney, Ia, Amy (Kurt) Westhoff, West Des Moines, Ia, Nancy Collins, Sigourney, Ia, six grandchildren, Lee (Melissa) Collins, Adel, Ia, Leslie (Michael) Hirons, Johnston, Ia, Nathan Morris, Sigourney, Ia, Kyle and Kara Westhoff , West Des Moines, Ia, Claire Collins, Ottumwa, Ia, four great-grandchildren, Trey, and Sierra Collins, Adel, Ia, Annabel and Jacob Hirons, Johnston, Ia, a brother Larry Collins, Keswick, Ia, and a sister Janet (Gerald) Bair, Cedar Rapids, Ia.

Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Friday October 21, 2016, at the Sigourney Christian Church. 
Visitation 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Holm Funeral Home.                       

Burial Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney.

Memorials Sigourney Athletic Improvements, Sigourney Christian Church or Hospice of Keokuk Co Foundation. 

 

 

 


 

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