Michael Collins (1953 - 2011)

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Michael Patrick Collins

Windsor Heights

Michael Patrick Collins, 58, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2011 of complications from ALS.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2011 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 - 66th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Michael was born on February 28, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Ralph and Marydonna Collins. He graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City and moved to Des Moines in 1988. He worked for HyVee in Urbandale for the last 20 years, retiring in March of 2010 due to health concerns. Michael was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1973, a charter member since 1991 of the St. Augustin Knights of Columbus Council #10558, where he served as Grand Knight 1998-2000 and a member of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Dowling Assembly #263. He enjoyed gardening, bee keeping and started the Wine Club at HyVee in Urbandale.

Michael is survived by his mother, Marydonna Collins of Mapleton, IA; sister, Bonnie "Scottie" Poskevich of Sioux City, IA; brothers, Donald (Sandy) Collins and Allen Collins of Danbury, IA and Danny (Shelley) Collins of Omaha; many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Memorials may be directed to St. Pius X Catholic Church, the ALS Association - Iowa Chapter, 6165 NW 86th St. Suite 205, Johnston, IA 50131 or the Knights of Columbus c/o St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 - 42nd St. Des Moines, IA 50312.

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Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, 2011
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