The funeral service for James H. Collins will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the River Park Chapel Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, with the Rev. Nicklas Mezacapa officiating.
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Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the River Park Chapel Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday. There will be an Elks Rest Ceremony conducted at the River Park Chapel Macken Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 92.
James H. Collins, 88 of Rochester, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Jim was born in Minneapolis, on Sept. 22, 1925. He attended Roosevelt High School. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on his 17th birthday. He spent three years in the South Pacific Theater in World War II, where he earned the rank of sergeant. Jim married Lorraine Rakow on Feb. 15, 1947, in Minneapolis. He worked for Coast-to-Coast stores in Minneapolis for 10 years. Jim joined IBM in 1956 as a customer engineer and retired from IBM in July 1987.
He was a life member and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge #1091, Rochester. He was also a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Rochester, a member of the Zumbro Eagles Aerie 2228 and the American Legion Post 92.
Jim is survived by his son, Bradley (Mary) of Mebane, N.C.; daughter, Susan of Rochester; and sister, Beverly (Arthur) of Crystal.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine who died on Jan. 16, 2006.
In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Seasons Hospice (seasonshospice.org/donations/), 1696 Greenview Dr. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902.
Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Apr. 28, 2014