Edward Collien, 91, Theresa

January 23, 2019

Edward Bernard Collien, 91, Theresa, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Hope Health & Rehab Center in Lomira.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brown’s Corners (Horicon). A funeral service will follow at the church at noon with the Rev. Daniel Seehafer officiating. Burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Brown’s Corners with military honors provided by Mayville American Legion Post 69.

Edward was born the son of Edwin and Erna (Meyer) Collien on March 11, 1927, in Mayville. On June 19, 1948, he was united in marriage with the love of his life Lucille Feller, and they were blessed to celebrate their 70th anniversary together.

Edward retired from Metalcraft of Mayville. Together with his wife Lucille they ran Ed & Paul’s Bar and Jerry & Adeline’s Bar, both in Brown’s Corners. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, and was honored to participate in the Badger Honor Flight. He was also a member of the local VFW.

He was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brown’s Corners, he served on the cemetery association, was a member of the Men’s Club, and played dartball at church. Edward enjoyed gardening and he liked to go hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed playing cards.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Lucille; children, Karen (Terry) Spannbauer of Lomira, Sheryl (special friend, Ralph) Kern of West Bend, Dale (Connie) Collien of LeRoy, and Crystal (Dennis) Hechimovich of Horicon; sisters and brothers, Helen Beck of Lomira, Rose Wald of Horicon, Ray (Joann) Collien of LeRoy, Delores Neumeyer of Mayville, and Melvin Collien of Mayville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Maxine Weyer; and his son-in-law, Dave Kern.

The family thanks Hope Health & Rehab and Agnesian Hospice for their great care.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. To make an online condolence or for more information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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