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James "Barney" Collins

Died: Sunday, November 07, 2010
Age: 88
James “Barney” Collins, 88, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at home.

James Francis Collins was born on November 28, 1921 in Detroit. He was the son of Harry and Anna Collins. James grew up in Detroit. He has lived in Imlay City since 1946.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWll.

He married Arline Fay Wynn on May 23, 1942 in Detroit. She passed away on January 31, 2007.

James owned and operated Collins Roller Rink in Imlay City for 30 plus years. He also worked for Ford Motor Co. at the Hamtramck Plant for 20 plus years.

He is survived by his son, Donald Collins of Imlay City; daughter, Nancy (Robert) Rathka of Mecosta, MI; daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Collins of Imlay City; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Rita Collins of St. Clair Shores.

James is preceded in death by his wife Arline; son, James “Jim” Collins; daughter, Peggy Zibulnik; brother, Raymond and an infant brother.

A Funeral Service was held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Pastor Nick Collins officiated.

There was a veterans salute Wednesday evening.

For more information please visit our online guest book at muirbrothersfh.com

Funeral arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City.
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