Rosella Collins

Collins, Rosella M.

Rosella M. Collins, 86, Green Bay, died Monday morning December 30, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on June 20, 1927 in Green Bay to the late Louis and Anna (De Champs) Alsteen. On May 31, 1947 she married her high school sweetheart, Allen Collins at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. Rose enjoyed playing cards, camping and shopping trips. She also liked getting a hamburger at Kroll's. Rose volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul for several decades and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Green Bay.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lynn (Garry) Tamm, Brillion; Christine "Tina" (Jerry) Drewiske, De Pere; and Holly (Dan) Kaster, De Pere; two sons, Mike (Joyce) Collins, Midland, Texas; Jim (Jean) Collins, De Pere; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, Jason, Laura and Steve Tamm; Joe and Jim Collins, Marshall De Cleene, Samantha, Anna and Emily Kaster; 7 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; brother, Gerhard.

Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, on Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating. Entombment in the Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

Rose's family would like to thank the staffs of Unity Hospice and Bornemann Nursing Home for all of their special care and compassion.

Funeral Home

Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014