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COLLINS, Donald 'DJ' 1930-2014

COLLINS, KELLY, KELLER, LAMBO, QUILLIN

Posted By: Thomas Collins (email)
Date: 4/17/2022 at 12:57:25

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 8:40 pm | Updated: 8:40 pm, Fri Jan 31, 2014|Rochester Post Bulletin (MN)

Donald J. “DJ” Collins, age 83, of Pine Island passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital – Rochester Methodist Campus. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pine Island with Father Randal Kasel and Father Christopher Collins co-celebrating the mass. Burial will be a later date in Pine Island Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the church.

Donald Joseph Collins was born on September 18, 1930 in Rochester, MN to Phillip and Alice (nee Kelly) Collins. He grew up in Pine Island and graduated from Pine Island High School.

DJ entered the United States Air Force on September 8, 1950. He was honorably discharged on November 21, 1951.

On November 17, 1955 he married Arlene Keller at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pine Island. DJ owned and operated Collins Rug & Furniture Cleaners until he retired from business in the mid-1980’s. After his retirement he worked at the Hardware Hank store in Pine Island for 12 years. DJ was also a friend of Bill’s for 54 years. He enjoyed family, traveling, sporting events, playing cards, coffee with friends and he was very active in Community Theatre productions. DJ is survived by his wife, Arlene; daughter, Lisa Collins of Rochester; son, Mark (Lynn) Collins of Charleston, SC; step-son, Alex Earle of Greensboro, NC; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Janice Keller of Minneapolis; and countless friends.

DJ was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Alice; brother, Gene Collins; sister, Phyllis Lambo; and son, Scott Collins.

Memorials are suggested in memory of Donald “DJ” Collins to Mayo Clinic Hospice, 200 – 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home – Mahler Chapel in Pine Island.
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Board admin. note: From previously posted obituaries, Donald Collins appears to have been the grandson of Edward & Anna Laura (Quillin) Collins. The grandparents having been born in Allamakee county, IA


 

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