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Gary "Wayne" Collins, 69 of Pleasantville, Iowa, Passed away December 29, 2017. He was born, December 26th, 1948 at Collins Hospital in Knoxville, IA to Joe and Bernice Collins. He was preceded in death by his loving father Joseph Collins and best friend, "Brother" Harold Tibboel.
Wayne graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1967. He started out helping his father at the Collins Garage, drove for Prange Hauling Milk, farmed many years along side of family and friends, drove over the road for BTI and later came to own his own Trucking Company with his family: W&K Trucking. Wayne worked hard at everything he did, but most importantly he worked at being a "Great man, Husband, Dad, and Grandfather". If you ever knew or ran into Wayne he was definitely UNFORGETTABLE!!!!
Wayne is survived by his mother, Bernice Collins; wife, Kathy Collins; brother, Dale (Toni) Collins, 5 children: Dannis (Tracy) Tibboel, Jason (Angela) Collins, Andy Rosenbalm, Jason (Angie) Rosenbalm, and Erin (Brandon) Hardman, 14 grandchildren: Dustie (Curvin) Wentz, Clay Collins, Chase Collins, Colton Collins, Tristan McElligott, KayLeigh Seaman, Lily Rosenbalm, Jesse James, William Rosenbalm, Wyatt Rosenbalm, Ryleigh Hardman, Cash Collins, Amelia Hardman, and Elizabeth Collins. Also his "known as" grandchildren: Kayleigh Lewis, Kierren Lewis, Lincoln Lewis, Lencie Lewis and Tyler Vrban and special aunt, Paula Linnen.
Funeral Services were held at Celebrate Church in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:30am with Darren Clark, Officiating. Interment at the Pleasantville Cemetery, Pleasantville, Iowa. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Collins Family. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com.
Published on January 8, 2018
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