Ernestine Collins of Sioux City will celebrate her 96th birthday with a family dinner.
Her children are Gerold and Charlotte Collins of Sioux City, Mary and Larry Ficken of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Dee Dee (deceased) and James Tymkowicz of Sioux City. She has nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Ernestine was born on Sept. 15, 1922, in Oto, Iowa. She was married to Wayne Collins in 1942 in Danbury, Iowa. Ernestine has been employed with Zenith Corporation and Morningside College.