DESHLER — Helen Ida Collins, 92, Deshler, Ohio, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 9, 2019, at the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio.
She was born November 17, 1926, in Leipsic, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Rose (Schroeder) Haselman. On July 3, 1954, she married Robert Collins at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leipsic, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2018. Together for over 64 years, they were proud to be able to travel to all 50 states and several countries.
Helen graduated in 1945 from Leipsic High School. She worked part-time at the Scarborough Pharmacy, Deshler. She was a constant supporter to her home and her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deshler, where she served many years on the funeral committee.
She is survived by four children, Gregory (Diane) Collins of Hicksville, Ohio, Garold “Gary” (Joan) Collins of Deshler, Jack (Emily) Collins of Napoleon, Ohio, and Colleen Zernhel, Deshler; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard (Edna) Haselman, Leipsic.
She also was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth; son-in-law, Daniel Zernhel; sisters, Jeanette Selhorst, Beatrice Kleman, Mary Ann Kaufman and Mildred Kohls; and brothers, Tom Haselman and Ralph Haselman.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Deshler, with Father Art Niewiadomski officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Deshler. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation also will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice. www.feehanrodenbergerfuneralhome.com