Lake City – Mike Collins, 66, died Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Lake City Union Church in Lake City with Pastor Randy Russom officiating. Inurnment was at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in Adel on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Michael Dean Collins was born on June 13, 1953, in Jefferson, Iowa to Willis and Phyllis (Green) Collins. He attended school in the Paton-Churdan district until his Junior year when the family moved to Lake City where he graduated in 1971. He then served in the United States Navy from 1971-1975 and later attended Southwestern Community College. On May 20, 1989, Mike married Kathy Durst in Lake City. Mike worked as an electrician and for 37 years at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital before retiring on May 18, 2018. He was an EMT for 35 years, a member of the American Legion, and a 25 year member of the Lake City Fire Department.
Mike is survived by his wife of 30 years Kathy; step-children Meredith (Don) Baker of Essex, Shannon Lee of Boone, and Joshua (JoAnn) Lee of Ames; grandchildren Kelli, Elizabeth and Olivia, Slayde, and Jada, Keegan and Jesenia; sister Debbie (Shadric) Smith; and niece Megan (Joel) Sievers and their children Calvin and Logan of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.