Roger looked for humor in everything. His mission in life was to make somebody smile everyday – and he never missed an opportunity to accomplish that mission. He could have total strangers laughing in minutes whether on an elevator ride or a waiting room full of cancer patients.
Roger died, September 6, 2019 at UnityPoint – Allen Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ivan Collins; and sister-in-law, Mitzi Collins.
Roger is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Jesup, IA; son, Kevin (Laurie) of Marblehead, MA; grandsons, Griffen and Grey; brothers, Virgil Collins of Independence, IA, Clark (Margaret) of Guttenberg, IA; sister, Connie (Les) Ott of Jesup, IA; sister-in-law, Kay Collins of Eaton, CO; best friend, Bob, of Littleton, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup, IA. Burial followed at Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, with military rites conducted by Pump-Sheer American Legion Post #324 of Jesup. Visitation was 4-7 p.m., Monday, September 9 at White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA. Visitation continued for an hour before services at the church.
Memorials may be directed to charities of donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at www.White-MtHope.com.
White Funeral Home, Jesup, IA was in charge of arrangements.