Robert W. Collins
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Robert W. Collins
Robert was born Oct. 8, 1929, to Addiebelle and Robert C. Collins in Muncie. He grew up in Delaware County graduating from Muncie Central in 1947. He proudly served his country in the United States Marines during the Korean War earning two Purple Hearts. He was married to Mary Ann Riseden from 1948 until her death in 1988.
He worked for Delco Remy in Anderson and retired after 44 years of service. He was a great father and husband, who went back to college earning a degree from Ball State University in 1986 while he remained employed in Anderson. Robert was a member Masonic Lodge 231, Eagles, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Ball State Alumni Association, Indiana Historical Society and the First Marine Corp Division Association.
Survivors include four daughters, Nancy Rosinski, Marcie Pearson, Julia Collins, Amy (Alan) Van Wyk; son, John K. Collins (Twyla); grandchildren, Angela (Fred) Redwine, Matthew Rosinski, Drew (Olivia) Pearson, Emily (Jason) Johnston, Abby, Olivia and Chloe Neff, Vincent (Kristen) Collins, Brian (Janette) Collins, Sarah (Troy) Thibodeaux and former son-in-law, Derek Neff.
Robert also had 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and a beloved friend of 18 years, Nancy Petry; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 40 years, Mary Ann; three brothers, Jack, James and Terry Collins; sisters, Shirley Roderick and Linda Giese; and sons-in-law, Terry B. Rosinski and Michael Pearson.
Friends may call at Parson Mortuary, 801 W. Adams St., on Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Monday, July 15, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services will be held at Parson Mortuary on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive online condolences at www.parsonmortuary.com.
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