Dale Collins

Dale Edward Collins Jr.

Thursday, October 29th, 1953 - Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Dale Edward Collins Jr, age 67 of Hopkins, MI unexpectedly was welcomed into the loving arms of his heavenly father on March 3, 2021 with his family by his side. He was born to Dale Edward Collins Sr, and Charlotte Joyce Collins on October 29,1953 in Muskegon, MI. Dale was preceded in death by his father's James Longieliere Sr and Dale Collins Sr, his brother David Longieliere, his nephew Ian and many aunts, uncles and grandparents. Dale is survived by his wife Debrah Collins of 44 years, his children Gerry Collins, Alice (Dan) Koster, Amy (Damian) Perez, Jeff (Liz) Collins along with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, his mother Charlotte Fisher, sister Desi (Bill) Raven, brother James (Kim) Longieliere Jr, along with aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters and brother in law, nieces, nephews, and Buster.
Dale was a carpet installer for 38 years he traveled all over the U.S. for his work, working with and meeting many people. He was extremely close with many of his co workers, many whom became like family.
Dale had a heart of gold and was always there to help anyone who needed it. He enjoyed making people laugh and smile whether you were family, a friend or even a stranger. He was always telling jokes, or doing something silly to get you to laugh, He could create a nickname for anyone he met, and enjoyed doing it. He loved to hunt, fish (called them Big Juicy's), cook and at times would cook for an entire army. He loved more than anything spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching the birds, and squirrels making sure they never missed a meal. He was a die hard Lions and Michigan fan (Go Blue) and when they lost he would go bananas. His entire life he had a love for adventure and wouldn't let his age tell him he could not do something, like riding front row on valravn, or the Millennium Force and losing his sunglasses at Cedar Point. In his lifetime he has touched hundreds of lives and will be deeply missed by all and to all who knew him.
There will be a celebration of life held later in the spring. Please check back for further information when it becomes available.n.
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Desiree Raven

Posted at 05:37pm
Dale it’s sometimes.sometimes we wonder why.sometimes when’a loved one dies Sometimes it makes us cry.Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye.Sometimes it hurts so much .Sometimes their hand is cold to touch.Sometimes we whisper silent words .Sometimes you hope that somehow they heard.Sometimes it will break your heart.Sometimes your tears will stop and again they start.Sometimes you wonder why you went away.Then anytime says sis God called me home today.Sometimes it s just my time and we don’t know what to feel or do .Anytime whispers Sometimes remember anytime will come and I will get to see you.Sometimes God just wants us home Some times just remember anytime your sad I’m still on your message so listen to the message I left you on your phone.Sometimes i’ ll remember my one and only sis Anytime from Heaven I’ll blow you down sometimes a gentle kiss.

Kelsey Berry

Posted at 09:20pm
Uncle Dale, I miss and love you more than words can express. I wish I would've said thank you more than what I did. Thank you for always being there for my sisters and I, for always making sure we felt loved and wanted, especially these past couple of years. Thank you for your constant positive attitude and your infectious laughter. Thank you for everything you did for my family. I will miss our conversations and texts, and the way you looked in your apron when cooking Thanksgiving dinner. You were so much more than an uncle to me. I love you so much. Until we meet again, I hope you're dancing in the sky

Sandy Berry

Posted at 09:52am
"Dale-E-Bob", where do I begin? Close to fifty years of knowing you first as a friend and ultimately my beloved brother-in-law (a.k.a. - the fourth daughter to Mom and Dad) ! Oh, the times we had, laughing, tipping back a beer and the countless hours cooking together for family functions! I will never forget you and all the laughs and good times we shared. Your love for the entire family, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews who referred to you as Uncle "D", the man, the myth, the LEGEND!
Give Mom and Dad and all who have gone before us a hug....I know that we will see one another again....until that time...know that I will NEVER forget you and all the love and joy you spread to everyone.

All my love,
Your Sister-In-Law
"Sam-Bake" (your self proclaimed nickname for me) Oh boy.... I will miss hearing you shout those words!

The Miller Family

Posted at 09:14pm
Gone but never forgotten, you will be in our hearts always.
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wendy olson

Posted at 06:35pm
My uncle Daley "D"... words cannot begin to express how much you will be missed! There is a reason you were called the fourth daughter, you blended into this family like you were made for it. You made us laugh, sometimes until we cried! You were truly the favorite uncle and revered by your nieces & nephews and whole-heartedly respected by your great nieces & nephews because you were "The Man, The Myth, The Legend... Uncle "D"! There will NEVER be another like you and neither our family or this world will ever have the same level of joy and laughter without you in it. Our hearts are broken, but we know we will see you again when the time comes. So for now, give all of our dearly missed loved ones great big Daley "D" hugs from us and keep Mom-in-law Joyce (aka "The Misses") & Pops-in-law Stu honest in those games of pass the aces... but most of all, make them smile & laugh like you always could. Love you. Miss you. Your niece... Weaaaaazzzzzz...EL! (gonna miss hearing that)

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