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Paul R. Collins

May 9, 1926 November 25, 2021
Paul R. Collins
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Obituary for Paul R. Collins

It is with profound sadness to let our family and friends know that our father, grandfather, and uncle, Paul R. Collins, has passed peacefully to heaven on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the age of 95 years old.

With his wife, Alice of 75 years, they had 6 children, Gretchen (Paul Eric) Swanson, Carol Oliver, Ruth (Joe) Pasman, Paul David (Lisa) Collins, John (Stephanie) Collins, and Sean Banks. In 1961, Paul and Alice both decided to accept foster children into their already large family. Twenty-five years later, they counted 68 foster children, who were cared for and loved in their Troy home. Currently, there are 41 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul was a mason/bricklayer and worked for 20 years at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, in the Build and Design Department. He enjoyed designing and building his own family home in Troy, back in 1959-1960. Paul loved working outdoors and taking long summer naps on his front porch or back patio.

Paul Raymond and his wife, Alice joined the Our Shepherd congregation (1960) and enrolled their children in their elementary school. He was a man of faith, whose generous heart and willingness to help in the congregation, gathered many friends around him. Paul’s giving spirit and disposition to help others were always available to anyone who knew him.

The visitation (10am) and funeral (11am), will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on 14 Mile Road in Birmingham, Michigan : Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:
1.) America Veterans Association
support.woundedwarriorproject.org

2.) American Heart Association
https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/contact-us/online-donations-assistance-form

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