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Obituary of Frank R. Collison
Collison, Frank R. “Duke”
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend passed away peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre. He was 82 years old. Frank Rodman Collison was born on July 22, 1938 in Saginaw to the late Arthur P. and Louise (Lange) Collison. He graduated from Ss. Peter and Paul High School in 1956. He furthered his education at Delta College, and earned his Associates Degree and he also attended Saginaw Valley State University. While attending Delta he met the love of his life, Mary E. “Betty” Guernsey. They were married on February 4, 1967, and they celebrated 54 wonderful years together. Duke worked for General Motors as a Millwright for 35 years, retiring in 1997. He was a faithful member of St. Helen Catholic Church, now Christ the Good Shepherd – St. Helen Catholic Church. Duke was a member of the Wolga Club. He was a devoted husband and father, and instilled into his family his diligent work ethic.
Duke is survived by his wife, Betty Collison; sons: Robert (Lisa) Collison of Kalamazoo, John (Patty) Collison of Grand Rapids and David Collison of Saginaw; grandchildren: Morgan (Brad) VanOstran, Ian Collison and Gretchen Collison; great grandson, Theodore VanOstran; sisters: Emma Jean Davis and Sally (Robert) Rousseau; many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Duke was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Mary Lou (John) Chasnis, Arthur (Wendy) Collison and Charles C. (Carol) Collison; brother-in-law, Billy Davis; nephews: Donald Davis and Michael Storm; and niece, Jodi Rousseau Dumont.
FUNERAL: A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Christ the Good Shepherd – St. Helen site, 2445 N. Charles St., Saginaw, MI 48602. Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski will officiate. Rite of committal and burial will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.
VISITATION – Duke’s family and friends will gather at the church on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank Collison, please visit Tribute Store
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