Obit: Collier, Roy A. (1907 - 1977)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Collier, Hermenson, Smith, Pruter, Kennedy, Hensel, Bauman, Anderson, Swanson, Williams, Saunders, Berger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/24/1977

Collier, Roy A. (14 March 1907 – 21 February 1977)

An area resident since 1952, Roy A. Collier, 69, of Rt. 2 Neillsville, died Monday, February 21, in Neillsville. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Georgas-Gesche Funeral home with Jerome Berger of the Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial was to be in the Columbia Cemetery. The body of Mr. Collier was to be in state at the funeral home Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning until time of services.

Roy Collier, son of Harry and Anna Hermenson Collier, was born March 14, 1907, at Capron, Il., and was educated in schools in Illinois. His marriage to the former Marie Smith took place June 29, 1929, in Woodstock, Il. Mr. Collier worked at various jobs in Illinois before moving to Sharron in 1938. He moved to Neillsville in 1952 and had resided here since that time.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one son, Arden Collier of Hampton County, Co.; four sisters, Gladys Pruter, Mrs. Don (Harriet) Kennedy and Mrs. Wm. (Vera) Hensel, all of Harvard, Il., and Mrs. Lawrence (Marie) Bauman of Williams Bay; two brothers, Earl and Harry Collier, both of Harvard, Il.; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is further survived by five half-brothers and half-sisters, Albert Collier of Sturgis, Ky., and Harold Collier of Harvard, Il., Mrs. Marion Anderson of Caledonia, Il., Mrs. Eleanor Swanson of Belvidere, Il., and Mrs. Margaret Williams of Sturgis, Ky.; and one step-brother Robert Saunders of Capron, Il.



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