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Carol Collins

December 20, 1941 — October 9, 2016

Carol Ann Collins, age 74, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Friday, October 14, 2016, at David-Donehower Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Carol was born December 20, 1941, in Corliss Township, MN, to Lester and Ruby (Leonard) Baumgart. She grew up in the Butler area, attending Butler County School and later New York Mills High School through the 10th grade. She and Gary Collins met in 1961 in a restaurant in Perham, MN. The two were later united in marriage on August 2, 1965 in Sisseton, SD. Carol worked at the family owned bakery from 1969 to 1974. She then became a state Certified Nursing Assistant. She started working as a CNA in Dilworth, MN, and then in Perham, MN, before settling down in Detroit Lakes with her husband and family. Carol completed a nearly 35 year career, giving her assistance and her heart to those who would receive it, working her last 23 years at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes retiring in 2002. She was an avid sports fan for all the Minnesota sports teams, but her all-time favorite was the Minnesota Twins, and especially Kirby Puckett. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Carol is survived by her husband, Gary of Detroit Lakes; seven children: Tim (Jackie) Collins of Detroit Lakes, Shelly Collins (Jeff) of Kathryn, ND, Tonia Poaletti of Fargo, ND, Tammy (Todd) Kline of Nevis, MN, Darcie (Greg) Honrud of Rothsay, MN, Jason Collins (Amber) of Detroit Lakes, and Teresa Collins (Travis) of Detroit Lakes; 23 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters: Hazel (John) Gibbs of Big Bear, CA, and Mary (Lyle) Brown of Menahga, MN; two brothers: Don (Myrna) Baumgart of Butler, MN and Steve (Cindy) Baumgart of New York Mills, MN; along with numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Carol was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Virginia Pikula and Barbara Pikula;one brother, Jerome (Sonny) Baumgart and one grandson, Hunter James.

Funeral Home: David Donehower Funeral Home 609 Hwy 10 East Detroit Lakes, MN US 56501

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, October 14, 2016
1:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Service
Friday, October 14, 2016
2:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501


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