The Free Press, Mankato, MN

April 17, 2013

Agatha Marie Collins


— Agatha Marie Collins, age 85 of Le Center died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Horizon Place in Le Center.  Visitation will be held at the Le Center Funeral Home on Thursday, April 18th from 4:00  8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Le Center with visitation one hour prior at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Center.

  Agatha was born on January 31, 1928 in St. Peter to Henry and Otilla (Pfarr) Schaus. She was united in marriage to Willis "Bill" Collins, Sr. on June 23, 1949 in St. Peter. They owned Collins Hardware in Le Center for 23 years. She worked as a dental assistant and office manager at the Dr. Turek and Dr. Reviere dental offices in Le Center.

  She was a member of the St. Mary's CCW, Church Choir, American Legion Auxiliary, and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering with the American Red Cross and the United Fund and spending time with family.

  Agatha is survived by her children; Bill Jr. (and Theresa) Collins of Le Center, Patti (Ron) Germscheid of Le Center, Michael (and Sheri) Collins of Lake Washington, Charles (and Sharon) Collins of St. Peter, Bruce (and Lori) Collins of Le Center, Chris Collins (and fiance Macheal Brooks) of Burnsville, David (and Julie) Collins of North Mankato and Mary (and Dave) Monteith of Chaska, 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

  She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Sr.; 8 brothers and sisters and a great-granddaughter Jillian Weiers.

  Arrangements are with the Le Center Funeral Home in Le Center. 507-357-6116. www.lecenterfuneralhome.com