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1956 Michael 2022

Michael Collins

March 24, 1956 — April 21, 2022

Michael J. Collins quietly departed his earthly body on April 21, 2022. He lovingly shared his life with Debra for 42 years.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived this life for 66 years. His mother, Ida Mae Collins, along with his father, Henry C. Collins, Jr., two brothers, and one sister preceded his departure.

Michael graduated from Muskegon High School (Muskegon, Michigan) in 1974. During the Spring semester of his senior year, he was faced with a strong possibility of being drafted into the armed forces (Vietnam War). Instead, he joined the many who made the conscious decision to enlist. After graduation and in July of 1974, he began his service in the United States Army.

Honorably discharged as a Corporal completing two years active and four years in the Army reserves, he was known as a Vietnam Era Veteran.

In 2009, he retired from the Federal Government as a civic employee where he received several distinguished acknowledgements and awards. When he retired, Michael had a sum total of 32 years of service to the country.

His wife, daughter, two sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a brother-in-law, lots of cousins, childhood friends, military brothers, co-workers, and acquaintances will remember and love him.

Michael’s earthly body will rest in Michigan after a private ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in Michael’s memory to:

Habitat for Humanity

www.habitat.org

Muskegon Community College

www.muskegoncc.edu

PAWS

www.paws.org

PBS

www.pbs.org

The National Stem Cell Foundation

www.nationalstemcellfoundation.org

Vietnam Veterans of America

www.vva.org

Solid Rock Church of God Missionary Society

310 E. Hackley Avenue

Muskegon Heights, Michigan 49444

(In Remembrance of Mother Ida M. Collins and Son, Michael J. Collins)

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