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Donald Frederick Collier

July 10, 1938 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Donald Collier Obituary

Donald Frederick Collier, 85, of Hopkins, MI passed away Thursday, March 14, 2024 due to a rare neurological disorder called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).  Born July 10, 1938 in Otsego, he was the son of the late Fred and Pansy (Clawson) Collier and was the husband of Judy Kay (Jones) Collier.  Don spent his childhood years on the family farm.  He went on to serve in the Army Reserves for eight years and had a successful career at General Motors on 36th Street working as a tool and die maker for over thirty-five years prior to retirement.  Don also was a volunteer firefighter with Hopkins Area Fire Department for over thirty-five years.  He had a heart for serving others and was always taking care of people in one way or another.  Don always cleaned up everyone’s plate and was well known for his ability to nap anywhere – he was a professional nap taker.  Don enjoyed traveling, camping, line dancing and playing cards with friends.  He was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.

In addition to Judy, Don’s loving wife of thirty-four years, survivors include his daughters, Lori Saunders and Deb Stephenson; brothers, Carl Collier and Earl (Linda) Collier; and stepchildren, Tim West, Sue Ditmar, Ruth (Peach) Barttlet, Dave (Sherry) Hyde, Sue (Jeff) Modrzynski, Debra (Wade) Martindale and Shelly (Terry) Wicks.  Also surviving are Don’s many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom he loved very much.  He shared a special bond with grandchildren Chris, Bobbi, Kati and Tommy along with Rilyn and Natalie.  Don was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Pansy; and his son, Kenneth Collier.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Hopkins United Methodist Church, 322 N. Maple Street, Hopkins, MI 49328.  A funeral service will begin at 4:00 PM at the church officiated by Pastor Kelsey French.  Don will be laid to rest privately in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Monterey Township.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hopkins FFA, 333 S. Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328; or Hopkins United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 356, Hopkins, MI 49328.

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hopkins United Methodist Church
322 N. Maple Street
Hopkins, MI 49328

Funeral Service
Sunday
March 17, 2024

4:00 PM
Hopkins United Methodist Church
322 N. Maple Street
Hopkins, MI 49328

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