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Matthew  J. "Joe" Collins

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New Bremen, OH 45869
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“Our sincere sympathy to the family ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Deb ,Lance and Kayla Lear

“Fond memories of our longtime "across the street neighbors": Joe, his parents and his brothers and sisters. Condolences to his loved ones. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: John DeVillier - Groves, TX

“Dear Monique & Family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. He will be greatly missed. I appreciated his friendship except that he always beat...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Larry Lane - New Bremen, OH

“In sharing my memory of Joe, he was a friend the moment you met him. Always greeted with a hug, and always took time for sharing life happenings. He...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Albers - New Bremen, OH

“Monique I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I know he will be missed. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dawn Oldiges - Minster, OH

“Monique and family, I am very sorry to learn that Joe has passed. Please know that my heart goes out to you in this difficult time and I will...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer - New Bremen, OH

“So Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you . ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Connie Seger - Fort Loramie, OH


Of New Bremen, OH, died on Monday, September 7, 2015 in the early morning hours at his residence. He was born on December 7, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas, the son of the late Jack and Doris (Prejean) Collins. Survivors include a lifetime friend Monique VanStekelenborg of New Bremen, his children Dustin Collins, and Yulanda Wolfe both of Mendon, OH, Lyndsay Hammond of Coldwater, Joshua Collins of New Bremen, Brandon Collins of Troy, and Alicia Collins of Fairborn, OH, nine grandchildren, and Twelve brothers and sisters all of Texas.

Joe attended Texas A&M University. He was well-known for his cooking, working at various restaurants in the area over the years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the services at the church. Condolences to the Collins family can be left online at