Stella Mae Collins
JESUP – Stella Mae Collins, 99 years old of Jesup, IA, died Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. – Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the American Lutheran Church in Jesup. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the American Lutheran in Jesup or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be posted at www.White-MtHope.com.

Stella was born July 1, 1919, in Independence, IA, the daughter of Walter A. Ulm and Genevieve E. (Taylor) Ulm. She graduated from Independence High School with the class of 1936. On October 21, 1938 she was united in marriage to Warren R. Collins in Maquoketa, IA. He preceded her in death on October 12, 2012. Stella was a bookkeeper and store clerk in Independence and then and auction clerk and cashier, past president of the Iowa Auctioneers Auxiliary Assoc.; charter member of the National Auctioneers Auxiliary Assoc. and held offices in the organization for several years. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Jesup.

Stella is survived by three sons, Roger (Sheila) Collins of Jesup, Virgil (Mitzi) Collins of Independence, IA, Clark (Maggie) Collins of Guttenberg, IA; one daughter, Connie (Lester) Ott of Jesup, IA, daughter-in-law, Kay (Zuck) Collins of Eaton, CO; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Maxine Nelson of St. Joseph, IL. In addition to her husband Warren, her parents, one son, Ivan Collins; one brother, Walter Ulm, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Louis Nelson, preceded her in death.

“In her younger years, Stella enjoyed dancing and golfing. Later in life she liked to read and play slots at the casino. We will miss her quick wit and kind and generous spirit.”
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