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Maurice Collins
(1917 - 2011)


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Name: Mr Maurice Collins
Gender: Male
Age: 93 years old
Lived: Monday, 26 November 1917 - Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My Story

Grandpa Maurice was born with such a beautiful soul and heart that touched so many people throughout his life. He was born in Bloomington Wisconsin and resided mainly in Priaire Du Chien, Wisconsin. He was a hard worker, He worked on farms all around Grant county Wisconsin. He also worked on two ferry boats as a deck hand. The Rob Roy and the Wanamingo, these ferries would ferry cars From Prairie du Chien to Marquette and McGregor Iowa. Grandpa also worked in the woolen mill, a salvage yard, a cannery and he was a part of CCCamps and had a hand in creating what is now Wyalusing state park.  He worked at Peoples State Bank as a janitor for over 35 years until his retirement.  He lived life with such gusto. He loved to go to events of all kinds.  Grandpa Maurice had friends from all over the world that he stayed in touch with for many years one penpal he had lasted for over 60 yrs. He was such a loving man who cared deeply for children and those in need. He could make friends so easily. He was a voracious reader and had a memory that was unsurpassed. He is so loved by many of us and will be missed. His legacy of joy will live in all the hearts of those he touched so dearly. We love you Grandpa Maurice. We know you are dancing in heaven.

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You've met my son once, and now you've met him, again. Happiness and blessings to you both. Good-bye, my good frien...
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Maurice, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
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Maurice, you were always such a kind, dear, loving friend. You will be missed by so many! Love you!
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I love you. I know you are now my guardian angel.


Mothers Name: Marie Oates Collins
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
Religion: Born Again Christian


Other Interests:
Maurice loved music of all kinds. He was always current on all news. An avid walker, He was one of the healthiest souls Ive known. He loved children and was a surrogate uncle and grandfather to many. He enjoyed taking pictures and getting pictures. He was a great artist.


Place of Passing: Prairie du Chien
Date of Passing: 26 October 2011
Cause of Passing: cancer and pneumonia
Place of Burial: Prairie Du Chien, WI
Funeral Location: Faith Evangelical Free Church
Funeral Date: 29 October 2011

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