Michael Eugene Collins, 63, of Elkville, IL; born on June 7, 1957 in Cairo, IL; passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Michael was an avid fisherman, a father, and a member of the Local 318 Operating Engineers. Also, he was a local socialite legend. His exploits and stories are legendary. He was also a master chef (according to him) that excelled on the BBQ grill.
He was preceded in death by his Father – Claude Collins and Brother – Robert Von Collins.
He is survived by his loving mother – Alice Bernice (Bardo) Collins of Springfield, IL. Four Children – Jeremy Michael (Kari) Collins of Carbondale, IL, Amy Beth (Jimmy) Moss of O’Fallon, IL, Shelly Marie Collins of St. Louis, MO and Maci Elyse Collins of DuQuoin, IL. Grandchildren – Tamara Martinez, Levonte Johnson, Sierra Johnson, Ayda Collins, Kingston Collins, Cash Collins, Gauge Collins, Jayla Moss, and Amaya Moss. Sister – Marie (Willie) Hervey of Springfield, IL; Other relatives and friends.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends and family may attend Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Funeral: Private services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL on Saturday, March 27, 2021 with Ron Waltrip and Keith Anderson officiating.
Interment: Private committal services will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements