Lorine R. Collins, 98

Lorine R. Collins, 98, of Marshalltown, Iowa went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2018. She was a patient at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville, Iowa since September 2015 and prior to that had been a patient at Hawkeye Health Center for five years.

Services will be Thursday, January 11th at 10:30 AM in Marshalltown at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. A lunch reception will be held at the funeral home following interment. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, January 10th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Elim Lutheran Church, Marshalltown, Iowa.

Born Lorine Ruth Metge on June 24, 1919, in State Center, Iowa, Lorine was the daughter of William and Leora Gerke Metge. She graduated from State Center High School. She attended and graduated from Central Iowa Business College. Lorine worked at Marshall Canning Company in the purchasing and credit departments as well as the Purchasing Department at Dunham Bush for 24 years.

On November 2, 1941, she was married to Donald E. Collins and they lived on a farm by Albion, Iowa for 28 years. They had three children: Dan (Ann Doyle), Iowa City, Iowa, Connie Hukle (Roger), Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Steve (Barbara), Minneapolis, Minnesota.

She was a member of Elim Lutheran Church for over 55 years where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Ladies Circle and sang in the church choir. She also was a member of the Albion Ladies’ Auxiliary and Albion New Century Club. After retirement, she volunteered at the hospital as well as served in various capacities at Elim.

Besides her three children, Lorine leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Stefani Hille, Missy Baker, Tessa Strabala, Chris and Geoff Collins and 5 great grandchildren: Lizzie Hille, Alexander and Isabelle Baker, Liam and Eli Strabala.

Lorine had four brothers, Wayne Metge (deceased), William Metge (Marlene, deceased) from Indio, California; Bob Metge (Pat, deceased), Ankeny, Iowa; and Larry Metge (Bev), Milford, Iowa. Lorine is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Lorine loved watching college sports on TV and was a fan of both Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones. She also loved playing cards.

Lorine cherished her family and enjoyed nothing more than being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has instilled in her three children a tremendous work ethic. She has taught three generations that if you do the best you can in life, work hard, and show love and faith in God, one can leave a deep legacy that extends far beyond the years one has lived. She was an amazing Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend to many.