Anne Collins

February 7, 1954 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Anne Collins Obituary

Anne Collins, age 69, recently of Stoughton, Wisconsin and previously of Geneva, Illinois, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.

Anne was born on February 7, 1954 to Anton and Joanne H. Loichinger in Muskegon, Michigan.

Anne graduated from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, Anne moved around with her cousin and best friend. The pair lived in Chicago, Rhode Island and eventually settled back into the Chicagoland area to grow their family roots.

In her career, Anne worked as a Property Manager before jump starting her career with InSite Real Estate as Director of Workforce Management. In 1991, Anne met Stephen Collins and married the following year. Anne and Steve went on to adopt Joanna, the greatest love of both their lives in 1997… besides her cats, Dusty and Abby and Cocoa and Nala.

She is survived by her daughter Joanna Collins. She is also survived by her sisters Lynn Loichinger of St. Charles, IL and Beth (Al) Thieme of Saginaw, MI; brothers Mark (Sharon) Loichinger of Plainwell, MI and Gregg (Nancy) Loichinger of Allen Park, MI; sisters-in-law Marybeth (Gary) DiVincenzo of Brigantine, NJ, Sheilah (Mary Zimmerman) Collins of Pylesville, MD, and Carol Loichinger of Fishers, IN; and brother-in-law Paul (Joanna) Collins of Doylestown, PA.

Anne is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jeff Loichinger, and her loving husband Stephen who passed away in 2022.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 4, 2023 beginning at 9:00 am until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL.

Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Wheaton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance at or a check made out to GOCA and mailed to GOCA, 6065 Roswell Rd, Suite 512, Sandy Springs, Ga 30328. Why GOAC you ask? One of their Board members, Richard Taylor, is Joanna's boyfriend's brother who requested the GOAC send my mom a Bag of Hope. The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance Bag of Hope is provided, free of charge to Georgia based, newly-diagnosed ovarian cancer patients. GOCA created this program to let them know they are not alone on their journey.  It was designed in response to needs expressed by women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and healthcare professionals in order to provide reliable cancer resources and support while providing comfort items and hope (in and out of Georgia). My mom loved her Bag of Hope, it made her feel comforted when going into her first Chemo treatment with comfy socks and a blanket. They also send handmade hats for when the hair loss portion of Chemotherapy happened and had a cute bow on it. I'd like to be able to provide GOCA with support as they supported my mom and will support other women with the same love and support. 


Thank you again for your kind thoughts and love- Joanna


Arrangements handled by Malone Funeral Home, Geneva.  For more information, please call 630-232-8233 or visit

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November 4, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
310 South Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

Funeral Mass
November 4, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church
310 South Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187


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