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Bryan William Collins
August 18, 1948 - November 13, 2020

Bryan William Collins

Bryan William Collins
Aug 18, 1948 - Nov 13, 2020

Bryan William Collins

Bryan W. Collins age 72 of Clinton Towhship, MI. passed away on November 13, 2020. Beloved husband of Catherine. Loving father of Bryan (Loretta) Collins, Kenneth (Ruth) Collins, Thomas (Kelly) Weldron and Laura Weldron. Cherished grandfather of Dalton Collins, Zachary Collins, Kaylynn Collins, Brenen Collins, Sidney Collins, and cherished Papa to Marco Siacon, Eleanor Weldron and Jack Weldron. Dearest brother of Michael (Debbie) Collins, Ron (Pam) Collins, April (Daniel) Gauthier, James (Marisa) Collins and the late George Collins, surviving brother-in-law to Bob. Dear friend and father-in-law of Frank LaPorte. Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law of Michael LaPorte (Kathleen). Predeceased by his parents Harold and Jimmy Collins.

Bryan was an avid hunter and loved and owned harness horses. Some of his favorite things to do was to go to the Flint Auction with his nephew Michael and going out for breakfast with Rich and the rest of his breakfast buddies. Bryan also enjoyed and loved being papa and grandpa to his grandchildren. He cherished the time he spent with all of his wonderful family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 12-3pm with services at 3:00pm at Chas. Verheyden Inc., 43300 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI. Due to covid restrictions masks are required and visitation will be rotating groups of 20. Share a memory at

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Dan Lester on Nov 19, 2020

Bryan has been a part of my life since I was a Little Boy. My Brother William was his Best friend until he died in 1994. Bryan and I texted each other sarcastically joking with each other Daily. Bryan has been my Hunting Buddy for many years. We would talk about it, prepare for it Months in Advance-It was like Christmas day for us Both. Words cannot express the impact of Bryans passing will have on me and the Hunting Camp-I know I will never look at or feel the same way about the Cabin again. I loved Bryan as my Brother and will miss him more than anything. Rest in Peace my friend. Till we Hunt Again

Carolyn and Jerry Karwowski on Nov 17, 2020

We loved Bryan...but to us he was known as buckethead. Only a few of us know how the nickname was given to him. He was a fun loving man and also serious when he needed to be. We sure had some good times with good memories that we’ll always remember. We will miss him...there will never be another buckethead. Sympathy to his family...May you find peace in remembering the good times. Keep the faith and memories in your heart. With love, Carolyn and Jerry Karwowski



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43300 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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43300 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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