Marion L. Collins, 66, of Newton and formerly of Lynnville, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System Home in Des Moines. No services were held. Memorials in Marion’s name may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
Marion L. Collins, the son of Hartley and Nona (Patton) Collins, was born Mar. 25, 1948, in rural Corydon. He graduated from Colfax High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Marion is survived by his two sons, Shawn (Karri) Collins of Vancouver, WA, and James (Christy) Collins of Kellogg; five grandchildren, Britny, Krystal, Matthew, Brandon, and Hannah; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Rylee; siblings, David Collins of Newton, Sara Cones of Newton, Sharon Samson of Newton, and Roger (Tina) Collins of Heber Springs, AR; and his many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Collins.