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David M. Collins

David M. Collins, 72, residing in Bellevue, passed away Thursday morning, July 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

David was born on March 25, 1950 in Sandusky, OH to Edgil Collins and Marjorie (Pennington) Ward.

David was a Veteran of the US Army who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, receiving both the Army Commendation Medal and a Purple Heart. He was employed in law enforcement for many years, working as a patrolman for both Huron City and Perkins Township. David was also a Deputy Sheriff and an arms training officer for the Erie County Sheriff's Department and a member of the NRA.

David is survived by his daughters, Lori (Christopher) Harris of Sandusky and Jenny (Joe) Kaple of Bellevue; lifelong friend, Laurie Collins of Castalia; father, Edgil (Beatrice) Collins; grandchildren, Reece, Jenna, Jace and Jenelle; sisters, Joan (Bob) Wilson of Castalia, Pam Kinkaid of Fremont, Kathie Collins of Fremont, Kelleah Oddo of Fremont, Tamera (Larry) Oberdorf of Clyde and Diane (Steve) Dix of Castalia; best four-legged friend Bruno and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

David is preceded in death by mother, Marjorie (Harry) Ward; sister, Sandy Braden and partner-in-crime, Jim Wilburn.

At David's request there will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Bar 101, 117 Main St., Castalia, OH. Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Those wishing to contribute to David's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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