Willene L. Collins, 85, of Onslow passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. A visitation will be held prior to her service from 9:00-11:00 am at Zion American Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the Wyoming Cemetery. Dawson Funeral Services of Wyoming is caring for her family.
Willene Louise was born on May 21, 1937 in Monticello at home to William and Elsie (Martensen) Hubner. She graduated from Monticello High School and later went on to earn her Accounting Degree from Kirkwood Community College. On February 27, 1955 she was united in marriage to James “Jim” Collins at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. In her earlier years she worked at a Vet Clinic, the Onslow Locker and Doerr Emerson. She was the secretary at Zion American Lutheran Church for over 20 years. She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church and the Onslow Cotton Club. She enjoyed having coffee and socializing. She liked fishing, playing cards, taking drives to see the countryside and playing scrabble. Willene loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children; William (Jane) Collins of Waukon, Scott (Nancy) Collins of Wyoming, Douglas (Amy) Collins of Mount Vernon, Wendy (Dan) Jacobsen of Eldridge, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and a sister Phyllis (Charlie) Kirk of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Evelyn, grandson James Baty Collins and a son-in-law John “Jack” McGarry.
Cards of condolences may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Willene Collins Po Box 258 Wyoming, Iowa 52362.