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Elmer F. Collins

October 21, 1914 - September 8, 2008


Gordie and Kathy Collins

FAith, SD

Neil and all of Elmer's family, We are so sad to hear of Elmer's passing..but also know he lead a full and exciting life. It's just sad that we won't see him again in this life. We will always remember when he hitched hiked to Faith to see his brother Leo..even though it was a scarry time for everyone that day, it also was a joyous one when Linda brought Leo and Irna to town. To see him and Leo together again. Please know we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. God bless the soul of Elmer Collins..he truly was one of his kind. Much love and sympathy, Gordie,Kathy Collins and family.

Dave & Donna Natchke


Neil, Sharon and family. Elmer lived a full life and has given many people including us many fond memories and laughter over the years. Know we are thinking of you during this time.

Kellie Burns

Seligman, AZ

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Elmer. I will never forget Elmer's daily visits to McDonalds in Sturgis. He grew to be a very special part of my life as well as my family's lives. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed greatly. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Babcock Family

Live Oak, Fl; Witt, IL; Lafayette, TN; & Manchester, TN

Collins Family & Friends, We are so sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. You have our heartfelt condolences. May the Lord comfort and keep you in this time of loss. Sincerely, The Babcock Family: Helen Babcock, Dan & Semi Babcock, Debbie Hill, Jonathan & Tosha Babcock, Michael & Becky Simpson, & Stephen & Karen Babcock

Jennifer (Geddes) Weyrich

Pierre SD

I have many memories of Elmer, growing up in Whitewood. He was a very neat man. I am sure that it is hard on the family at this time, but know that he lived a very abundant life. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Pastor Harold L. Holder


Psalm 116:15,Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. All the families of Calvary Batist, Sturgis,extend our deepest sympathies during yours and our lost.We will continue to pray for you all.


elmer was always pleasant to talk with wen I would deliver carts up to the unit! He will be greatly missed and my sorrow extends to the family.

J Nunnally

Baltimore Md

Sorry to learn about the death of Elmer Collins. This must have been a difficult time for all. Therefore, I am forwarding scripture to bring solace. Psalm 90:10 says that the usual human life span is 70 or 80 years. This was true when Moses wrote it but not so from the beginning. (compare Genesis 5:3-32.) Hebrews 9:27 says...It is reserved for men to die once for all time. This, too, was true when it was written but not the case before God passed judgment of sinful Adam.