James Joseph Collins
March 3, 1960 - March 3, 2011
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Saturday 3/5, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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First Congregational U.C.C.
724 E. South River Street
Appleton, WI 54915
Saturday 3/5, 1:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

James J. Collins, 51, of Appleton died Thursday March 3, 2011 at his residence. James was born March 3, 1960, in Fall River, Massachusetts, son of William and Anne (Sullivan) Collins. James married Ann Tjugum on April 10, 1987 in Fall River, MA; and relocated to Appleton. Jim's pride and joy, Denver William, was born…

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Suzanne (Cottrell) Plocica left a message on March 7, 2011:
Dear Mrs. Collins and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Jimmy. It has been so very long but I have such great memories of your family that go back to your and my parents square dancing days and all the wonderful times we spent camping together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann Gendreau (Pimentel) left a message on March 7, 2011:
Ann, Denver, Aunt Ann and my cousins, Shirley, Pat, Maggie, Anne, Beth, Bill & Joe- I was saddened to hear the terrible news. Know that you are all in my thoughts at this very sad and difficult time. And Jim- May the Angels lead you to Paradise.
Val Voegtline left a message on March 6, 2011:
Ann and Denver, I had the pleasure of seeking faculty assistance from Jim throughout the years at FVTC. He was always happy to help and very gracious. In additon, I attended classes at UW-Stout with him from 2000-2002. We worked together on a few class projects. He was someone who left an impression on me for the good. God Bless him in heaven!
Donna Amaral left a message on March 6, 2011:
"Earth has no pain that heaven can not heal"!
David & Sandey left a message on March 5, 2011:
Annie & Denver-Our hearts ache for you. A true gentleman has left you & we don't know how to take your sorrow away. If only we could hug you. We love you, Sandey & David
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Stephen & Margo Waddicor left a message on March 5, 2011:
Anne and Denver, We have known Jimmy since he was 18 and now as an adult he always greeted his old neighbors with his big smile and warm hug. We will always have Jimmy, and you in our thoughts and prayers. Margo and Steve
Mary Kay Van Handel left a message on March 5, 2011:
My sympathies go out to Jim's family. I worked with Jim at FVTC and he was always so helpful, always going above and beyond. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Steve, Beth, Hope & Halie left a message on March 5, 2011:
Anne & Denver, Although we are not there today, you and Denver are in our thoughts every moment. Thank you for opening your beautiful home for me to share Jim's last days with you. I will continue to pray asking for strength for all Jim's loved ones to get through this time of sadness. To my brother who is up in heaven, I will miss you, I will always treasure you, and I will see you again!! May you rest in peace and know how much you are loved.
James Smith left a message on March 5, 2011:
To the Collins Family, Our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Smith Family, Jim, Don, & Marilyn (Rose)
Chris Jacobson left a message on March 5, 2011:
Ann and Denver, I so wanted to be there today but am not able. Please know that I have been praying for and thinking of you both so much, and that I will be today, also. Chris
Paul Diem left a message on March 4, 2011:
i've known jim through church he is an awesome guy he will be very missed
Jackie Springstroh left a message on March 4, 2011:
I am unable to attend the services for Jim due to my future sister in law's wedding shower that I am throwing, but I wanted to let you know how very sorry I am to hear that Jim passed. You and Denver are in my prayers and if you need anything in the next few weeks, please let me know. I am on maternity leave until April 5th, so if you need a visitor to talk to during the day, please don't hesitate to call or email. My number is 920-574-0910
Mary Conradt left a message on March 4, 2011:
I always enjoyed working with Jim at the FVTC Clintonville Regional Center. He was always professional, jovial and just plain nice. Mary Prudom Conradt
Tom & Laureen Miller left a message on March 4, 2011:
Anne, We are so saddened by hearing the news of Jim's passing. When we met you two at Lamaze class in 1994, we struck up a friendship and common bond that has lasted these 17 years. It was always fun to run into you over the years as our kids grew older, sharing stories and milestones. The last time we met it was about the kids first learning to drive. Denver should cherish the love his father had for him. We saw from the very beginning. Jim, may God bless you and keep you. We'll miss your friendly smile. Tom and Laureen Miller
Marie Goffard left a message on March 4, 2011:
My sympathies to your family. Always enjoyed talking to him about his beloved sports teams. Jim was always helpful and went the extra mile as he cared about his job and FVTC. Will miss Jim, but know he is in a far better place with no pain or cancer. God Bless!
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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