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Thomas M. Collins

Posted July 22, 2013 in Boone, Obituaries

May 24, 1946 – July 9, 2013

Thomas Collins, age 67, of Ankeny and formerly of Boone, died July 9, 2013, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

His body was cremated and no services will be held at this time.

Thomas was born in Boone on May 24, 1946, the son of Vreeland and Bernadine (Shaw) Collins.

He graduated from Ryan High School in Boone in 1964.

On October 12, 1968, Tom married Elsie Eckley. The couple later divorced.

In earlier years, Tom operated a Gulf Service Station in Ames. He later became a self employed automobile body repairman in Ankeny. He retired in 2005 due to health issues.

In the 1960’s, he served with the Iowa National Guard.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Michael.

He is survived by a son Christopher Collins of Clermont, Florida; a brother Bart Collins of Ankeny; two sisters Elaine Kline and Vreela Albright and husband Dean, all of Boone; two grandchildren Adalan Collins and Walker Collins of Clermont, Florida; his former wife Elsie Collins of Boone; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall was in charge of the arrangements.

Information provided by:
Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1006 6th Street
Boone, IA 50036

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