Obit: Collinson, Marliss J. (1935 – 2020)


Surnames: Collinson, Herdrich, Uhrig, McNeely, Hill, Gallion, Graham, Lindner

Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, WI) 27 May 2010

Collinson, Marliss J. (5 FEB 1935 – 14 MAY 2020)

Marliss J. Collinson, 85, Curtiss, went to her eternal rest on Thursday, May 14, 2020, under the care of Aspirus Hospice Care in the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Curtiss at a later date, when everyone can gather and hug safely.

Marliss was born on Feb. 5, 1935, in Calvary, the daughter of Fred and Erma (nee Herdrich) Uhrig. The family later moved to Loyal, where she attended Clark County Elementary School and graduated from Loyal High School. After her family was nearly grown, Marliss returned to school and earned her associate degree in accounting from Northcentral Technical College. During the course of her career, she worked in various bookkeeper/accounting related positions at Berg Equipment, Marshfield;
Land O’Lake, Inc., Spencer; Loyal Public School District; Graebel Van Lines, Wausau; and Tombstone Pizza, Medford. On July 12, 1955, Marliss was united in marriage to Harold Collinson at Loyal United Methodist Church in Loyal. Together they raised seven children. Marliss had many hobbies, which included tending to her garden, sewing, reading, solving puzzles, playing cards, cooking and crafting. She also enjoyed playing the piano and organ, which she did for many years as the church organist. Marliss loved to travel and loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is lovingly survived by her husband, Harold; their children: Debra (Dan) McNeely of Loyal, Judy (Don) Hill of LaCrosse, Keith (Marja) Collinson of Greenwood, Karen (Dave) Gallion of Spencer, Mark (Shawn) Collinson of Greenwood, and Janalee (Gerald) Graham of Owen; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Collinson of Las Vegas, Nev.; 24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Arley Uhrig of Middleton and Robert Uhrig of Black River Falls; a sister, Emily Lindner of Edgar; and many nieces and nephews.

Marliss was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Erma; her son, Tommy; and a brother in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorials in Marliss’ name to the Highground Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, Neillsville, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Curtiss.

Marliss’ arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit  to share condolences.



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