Herbert A. Collins, 90, of Strasburg, Illinois, passed away at 1:08 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018, in Shelbyville Manor.
A family memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. David Ducommon and Rev. Kathy Lewis officiating. Memorials may be given to the Strasburg United Methodist Church or HSHS Hospice of Effingham, IL in care of Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, 415 N. Broadway, Shelbyville, IL.
Herbert was born on July 27, 1928, in Strasburg, IL, the son of Virgil Leslie and Edna (Allen) Collins. He was a graduate of Strasburg High School in the Class of 1946. Herbert married Josephine Lee Bray on December 25, 1950, in Decatur, Illinois. He was a farmer and also worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Herbert was a member of the Strasburg United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine; three sons, Herbert Dennis Collins of Sullivan, IL, David Lee Collins and wife Cheryl of Sullivan, IL and Gary Lynn Collins of Galveston, TX; one sister, Betty Ann Skielnik and husband Tony of Mt. Pulaski, IL; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five sisters, Genevieve Buesking, Daisy Gulick, Thelma Campbell, Marie Sommerville, and Irma Wright.