Marjorie Collins

Marjorie Collins

Marjorie E. Collins, 89 of Polo, Il walked thru the Pearly Gates of heaven on September 16, 2023 where she was greeted by her husband, parents and siblings. Her family was seated by her bedside as she made her journey.

Marjorie was born on July 27, 1934 in rural Forreston, Il the daughter of Howard and Vernie (Krusey) Gaul. She attended rural grade schools then graduated from Polo high school in 1952. She married Zealous Jr Collins on April 18,1954.

Marj was a member of the Faith Discovery Church since it’s founding days. A member of the Eagle Point Ladies Aid and the ladies “Red Hats”.

During high school she worked at Davis Drive inn, and after graduation at Central Stamping. After marriage her and Zealous moved to Kansas where they lived and worked for a couple of years before returning to Polo. Once settled back in the Polo area they started a family which resulted in 3 boys. In 1957 they started farming which expanded her role from mother and homemaker to business partner helping in every aspect of running a farm. In her later years she volunteered at CGH hospital and Second Hand Rose.

Marj was an amazing cook known for her signature “potato salad”, no one walked away hungry. She enjoyed reading, tending to her flower gardens, and always had an immaculately clean house. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were the core purpose of her life and each and every one benefited from her unconditional love and support. Whether it was a holiday gathering, stopping by for a visit or attending a grandchilds school function, spending time with her family is what brought happiness to her heart.

She is survived by 3 sons, James (Sandy) Collins of Dixon, Il, Edward (Julie) Collins Mt. Morris, Il, Jeff (Diane) Collins of Polo, Il. 9 grandchildren Connie (Jonathan) Errichiello, Mandi (Brian) Russell, Erin Folk, Mike (Melissa) Collins, Elizabeth (Jason) Dunlap, Ryan Collins, Meghan (John) Schamberger, Brian (Ashlei) Martinez, Kaiti (Devon) Collins and 12 great grandchildren

She was proceeded in death by her husband Zealous, parents Howard and Vernie Gaul and 2 brothers Don Gaul and Robert Gaul.

Services will be:
Visitation – Monday September 25th from 5 to 7 pm at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St., Polo, IL.
Funeral – Tuesday September 26th at 10:30 at Faith Discovery Church, 801 W Oregon St, Polo, IL.

A memorial has been established with Mental Health America.

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