James Collins

April 19, 1935 - January 29, 2015
Kalamazoo, MI



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Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
(855) 488-3997
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 79, died on Thursday January 29, 2015 at Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek. Jim was a 20 year veteran of the USAF, retiring in 1977 with the rank of Major. Upon his retirement he and his wife Nancy moved to Kalamazoo where he found employment with the City of Kalamazoo as a housing inspector. Members of his family include his wife, Nancy; 3 children: Bonnie, Donna, and Michael Collins; 6 grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Collins Slater. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo; 6080 Stadium Drive, 375-2900. www.lifestorynet.com.