Walter D. ‘Husky’ Collins

BELLEVILLE – Walter D. “Husky” Collins, 95, formerly of Belleville, died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Ohesson Manor.

Born on Jan. 30, 1919, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Shoemaker) Collins.

He is survived by: his wife, Colleen D. (Kearns) Collins, whom he married on April 21, 1945; his son, Scot K. Collins and wife, Esther, of Lewistown; two grandchildren, Holly Dalby and husband, Erin, of Va., and Kelly Varner and husband, Michael, of Burnham.

Husky was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

He was a 1939 graduate of Lewistown High School.

Walter served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Earlier in life he had worked as a lineman for Penelec.

He was a member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church in Burnham.

Husky enjoyed playing football and baseball.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Pastor Mike Sigler officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Interment with VFW Post 7011 military rites will take place in Lind Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials in Walter’s name may be made to Walnut Street U.M.C., 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

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