5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of Gordon B. Collins
Gordon B. Collins, 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Admiral's Pointe Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born December 3, 1933 in Sandusky and had been a life long Vermilion resident.
Gordon was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1956 to 1958. He also served 19 years with the Ohio National Guard AirForce, in Mansfield.
He worked for Ford Motor, Lorain retiring after 35 years. He had also worked at Wakefield Brass, Vermilion and part time at the Vermilion Country Club and Lowes, Sandusky.
He was a former member of the Vermilion United Church of Christ and the Vermilion Fish and Game. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, R.C. models, crossword puzzles, and video games. He was an avid pilot and owned his own airplane for 13 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Collins Livermore of Wakeman, and Renee Collins Stever of Milan; his grandchildren: Pierce, Kylie, and Abigail Livermore; and his sister, Marcha Kieffer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marcia (nee Mikolanda) Collins; parents, Clyde Hugh and Norma (nee Stall) Collins; his grandmother who raised him, Hulda Seals; and his sisters, Glenda Smith and Leatha Lynch.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1 pm at the funeral home. Pastors Chuck Livermore will officiate. The Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors just prior to the funeral service at 1 pm at the funeral home. Private interment will take place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Vermilion Fish and Game 13617 Thompson Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089 or Ducks Unlimited, Memorial Contribution, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
5345 South Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
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