Gerald E. Collins, age 78, of Ingleside, died suddenly, Friday, February 3, 2017, at his residence. He was born March 26, 1938 in Waukegan, to George and Lorene (Littlefield) Collins.
Gerald proudly served in the Marine Corps, during peacetime. He has been a resident of Ingleside since 1998. For over 25 years, Gerald was the proprietor of Collins Signs in Waukegan. He had designed and painted many signs and boats at the marinas. His hobbies included kite flying and boating on Lake Michigan.
Gerald is survived by his son, George “Trey” (Cyndi) Collins, and his daughter Linda Collins.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his wife Betty on September 30, 2013.
Services were private for Gerald’s family. The cremation rite was accorded privately.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gerald’s memory to the Salvation Army, 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050