Newspaper clipping from estate sale of Dessa (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000 Obit
for A. Russell Collins
A. RUSSELL COLLINS
"A. Russell Collins, 69, passed away Wednesday morning at 12:15 a.m.
Elmhurst hospital in Angola. Death was due to a 15 year illness of
emphysema. He was born in Millgrove township in Steuben county and
Hudson the past 28 years. He was a retired rural route mail carrier
served as a mail carrier for about 30 years.
In 1914, he was married to Dena Willer, who preceded him in death
On March 2, 1935 he was married to Maxine Stuck Adams, who survives. Also
surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Johnston of Pacific Palisades,
Calif., and Mrs. Shirley Jean Lynn of Concord, Calif.: two sons, Albert J.
Collins of Toledo, Ohio and Samuel Adams of Cassopolis, Mich.: two brothers,
Albertus B. Collins of Orland and Cleveland C. Collins of Kendallville; two
sisters, Mrs. Floiad Carlisle of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Rachel Bair of
Auburn; ten grandchildren and on great granddaughter.
Mr. Collins was a member of the Hudson Methodist church and the Hiawatha
Lodge No. 528 F.&A.M., the Angola Chapter No. 528 R.&A.M., the Angola
No. 27 R.&S.M., the Angola Commandery No. 45 Knights Templar and the
Indiana Priory No. 8; the Indiana Council of Annointeed High Priests, the
Hudson Chapter No. 373 O.E.S. and the Mary Martha Shrine No. 5 of
Kendallville. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at
Hudson Methodist church. Interment was at the Greenlawn Cemetery in
Hiawatha Lodge No. 528 F.&A.M. held twilight services at the Kistler
Home in Hudson at 8:00 p.m. Friday."
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson