Patrick Henry Collins

Born: Wed., Oct. 6, 1926
Died: Sun., Sep. 24, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Malone Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Catholic Church

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Patrick Henry Collins, Jr., age 90, of Batavia, formerly of Wasco, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Michealsen Health Center with his loving family by his side.


He was born October 6, 1926 in Roundup, Montana, the son of Patrick Henry Sr. and Mary Jane (McCanna) Collins.


Patrick farmed in Kane County all his life and had a great love for his community.  He was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles.  He was a full time heavy equipment mechanic at various local businesses and finished his working years at Kane County Highway Department.  He and his wife Julia owned and operated Collins General Store in Wasco for more than 20 years.  He served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and served on the Wasco Sanitary District Board both for over 30 years.  He was a WWII veteran and also a lifetime member of the Kane County Farm Bureau, Wasco American Legion Post and Batavia Moose Lodge.  As busy as he was, he always found and cherished time with family and friends.  


He is survived by his children Patrick Henry III (Lynn) of Lone Rock, WI, Darlene (Rick) Shaw of Lake Wales, FL, William (Karen) of Geneva, Ann Collins of Geneva, Joan Collins of Itasca and Chris (Hope) of Elburn; son-in-law Michael Klotz; grandchildren Christine (Matt) Busse, David (Amber) Klotz, Melissa (Noah) Augustine, Katie (Clint) Settle, Andrew (Jenny) Scott, Ryan Scott, Alyson, Nicole, Patrick and Grace Collins; great-grandchildren Leah, Jackson, Matthew, Cameron, Carter, Halle, Lincoln, Grant, Sawyer, McKinleigh, Finn and Charleigh; sisters Margaret Hoff, Agnes Holmberg and Sister Amadea; and many other dear relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; devoted wife of 57 years Julia who passed away in 2014; daughter Mary Jane in 2009; and his brothers Tom and Jim and sister Jo Nagel.


Funeral prayers will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:30 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva proceeding to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar Street, downtown, St. Charles for the Celebration of Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.

Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 28 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Malone Funeral Home, Geneva with a liturgical service at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter, 525 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661or Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, 525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 900 Chicago, Illinois 60661-3793 would be appreciated.

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Leanne McBride
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
Bill, Karen, Allyson and Nicole,
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man like the rest of you!
Leanne and Ed

Amanda (Gregory) Flores
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
To All of My Extended Collins Family,
We are so sorry for your loss! Uncle Pat will be missed by all near and dear to him. Love and hugs to you all!
~Amanda (Gregory) Flores and family

Michael Thomas
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family of Pat Collins. I had the pleasure of having coffee every morning with Pat and Julia at the little store for 20 years. Pat was a man of few words but was always pleasant to me. Feel content knowing he's in a better place and back with Julia. He was a good man.

Arthur and Trena Brannon
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Darlene & Rick,
We are sorry to hear about the passing of your father. We love you and we are praying for you and your whole family. God Bless you and keep you.

george bonner
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
uncle pat,you were always an easy person to like,quick to smile,quick to laugh,and hard to will be missed ,by your huge family ,and your huge number of friends.....

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