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Kathleen Collins - Departed on Dec 23, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Kathleen Collins - Departed on Dec 23, 2018 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Kathleen Collins

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Feb 21, 1947

Died on Dec 23, 2018 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Kathleen A. Collins, 71, Green Bay, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, December 23, 2018.  She was born on February 21, 1947 in Green Bay to Vernon and Kathleen (Denissen) VanBeek.  Kathleen was a 1965 graduate of Preble High School.  On July 26, 1969 she married Gary Collins at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, he preceded her in death on February 16, 1994.  She enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with family.  Kathleen will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her children, Michele (Shawn) Wilson; Doug (Amy) Collins; and Kris (David) Hess; grandchildren, Samuel and Gabriel Wilson, Morgan, Maddy and Emma Collins, Ben, Anthony and Elizabeth Hess; mother, Kathleen VanBeek; siblings, Mary Kay (Richard) Birkholz, Tom (Barb) VanBeek, Patti Osmond, Joanne (Chuck) Strachan; Cindy (Randy) Jakubowski, Vernon (Karen) VanBeek; Annie (Mark) Hill; Lori (Mark) Pennings and Jim (Shelby) VanBeek; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Vernon VanBeek; and sisters, Linda and Theresa VanBeek; brother-in-law, Danny Osmond.

Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parish wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria St., from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating.  Entombment will take place at the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.

The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Bellin Hospital for all of their care and compassion.


Visitation: Friday Dec 28, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: Saturday Dec 29, 2018, 11 AM at St. Philip the Apostle

Visitation: Saturday Dec 29, 2018, 9:30-11 AM at St. Philip the Apostle

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Alex Bahrke

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