Thursday, April 05, 2012

Cessna 414A Chancellor, C And S Manufacturing Corp., N53WT: Accident occurred April 02, 2012 at Door County Cherry Land Airport (KSUE), Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

John D. Collins

The funeral for Sturgeon Bay businessman and philanthropist John D. Collins has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Collins died Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack while flying a family airplane home with his wife, Helen. Rescuers helped Helen Collins land the plane at Cherryland Airport.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay released Collins' obituary Wednesday. The Mass of Christian Bural will be celebrated with Rev. Carl Schmitt, Rev. Anthony Birdsall, and Rev. Robert Konkol officiating. Burial with military honors with the Marine Corps League Peninsula Detachment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, and at the church after 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services. A parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in his memory to Crossroads at Big Creek or St. John Bosco Catholic School.

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