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Nelson H. Collins

September 11, 1920 — January 31, 2010

Nelson H. Collins, 89, of 64 South Penn Street Manheim died unexpectedly at home of natural causes on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harry and Alice Bates Collins. Nelson was an aircraft machinist at New Cumberland and Middletown and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was the husband of the late Janet A. Peck Collins who died in July of 1995. Nelson was an active and faithful member of the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Manheim where he served as a trustee, on the official board and was the treasurer of the building fund. He was a member of the Mount Joy American Legion Post 185.

Surviving is a son, Nelson H. Collins Jr. and a daughter, Sharon R. Collins both of Manheim.He will be lovingly missed by a friend of many years Patricia Clune of Manheim.Preceding him in death is a sister Violet Hart.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service from the Buch Funeral Home 21 Market Square Manheim on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Jeffrey C. Schell officiating. Interment is in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery Rapho Township. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Nelsons memory to the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church 48 Market Square Manheim, PA 17545.
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