Collins, Norman Joseph 10/24/1949 - 12/21/2018 Schoolcraft Norman Joseph Collins, 69, of Schoolcraft passed away December 21, 2018 after a heart attack. He was born October 24, 1949 in Kalamazoo, the son of Elmer and Genevieve (Skoglund) Collins. Surviving are his wife Tena Ross-Adams Collins, step-sons Nickolaus (Katarina), Timothy, Nathanyell (Kimberly) and Brandon and step-grandson Elliot Farrell. He was preceded in death by his brothers Woodrow Collins and Howard Collins, and sister Dyane (Collins) Wildig. Norm worked at Stryker for 46 years, one of the longest employees on record. He and Tena were regular supporters of Gospel Mission in Kalamazoo, enjoyed attending Earth, Wind and Fire concerts, and vacationed in Mexico every year. Norm liked hunting, playing cards, and garage saling. He was a U of M and Detroit fan. Norm was a generous person, frequently helping those in need and had a great sense of humor. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 5-7, and a service on Friday at 11:00 at Avink Funeral Home in Schoolcraft. Burial will be at Schoolcraft Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Gospel Mission in Kalamazoo. Please go to his webpage to leave a message for his family. www.avinkcremation.com
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