JAMES E. COLLETT SR., 75, of Springfield, Ohio, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Springfield Regional Medical Center following several years of failing health. He was born in Portland, Ind., Dec. 14, 1938 the son of the late Leonard D. and Goldie May (Miller) Collett. Jim retired from Navistar following 45 years of service in Springfield and Fort Wayne. He was an avid bowler and golfer, loved trips to the casinos and was a member of the Eagles, Elks and Moose Lodge for many years. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Cheryl Ann (Kujawa) Collett; six children, Sandra (Darrell) Cates of Fort Wayne, Ind., Catherine (Greg) Newcomer of Butler, Ind., James E. Jr. (Anna) Collett of Liberty Township, Ohio, James Lee (Cheryl) Collett of Larwill, Ind., Pete Collett of Springfield, Ohio, and Michael E. Casey of Springfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Megan Ann, Michael Lee, Britney, Zach, Jennifer, Taylor, Frankie, Andrew, Keeley, and Kinzie; and a great-grandson, Logan. A service in celebration of Jim's life is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Littleton & Rue Funeral Home, Springfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the . You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 7, 2014