Donald Junior Collins

July 13, 1929February 23, 2018

COLLINS, Donald Junior (Corky) – age 88 of Flint, MI passed away on February 23, 2018. Funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Thomas Firestone on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1:00pm at St. John Vianney Catholic Church – 2415 Bagley Street, Flint, Michigan with one hour of visitation prior to the mass. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Reigle Funeral Home – 5501 W. Pierson Road, Flushing, Michigan with Rosary Prayer Service at 7:00pm followed by Knights of Columbus Council 695 Service. Mr. Collins was born on July 13, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to the late William D. and Ruby (Williams) Collins. He graduated from Hoover High School in Flint, class of 1947. He married his childhood sweetheart Joan J. Jenca at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on August 19, 1950. Donald was a member of the All Saints Usher’s Club, Knights of Columbus Council 695, and American Legion Post 310. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He retired from the city of Flint in 1976 after 27 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan on March 3, 2003. He is survived by his sons: Steven (Julie) Collins, Donald (Diane) Collins, and Michael (Marcy) Collins; grandchildren: Vicki, Steven, John, and Luther (Luke); great grandchildren: Sebastian, Kairi J, Wesley; sister, Lorraine Miller; sister-in-law, Marion Zyber, Phyllis Teichert; brother-in-law, Allen Skunda; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends. Donald was preceded in death by his siblings: Betty, Crystal, Jim, Robert D., William D., Keith; and mother-in-law, Sarah Jenca. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus or to Disabled American Veteran ( in memory of Donald.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Rosary Prayer Service Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Knights of Columbus Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 26, 2018

Donald Junior Collins

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Linda Desrochers

February 27, 2018

Don and Diane,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I wish I would have known. Jim and I would have been at the funeral. I was working at the cemetery when your Mom passed. I got to know your Dad quite well. He would stop and visit me whenever he visited the cemetery. He was kind, funny, friendly and he loved your Mom and his entire family, very much. I know that he will be sorely missed by many, so we will continue to keep all of you in our prayers in hopes that you all find peace in your hearts, knowing that he is with the love of his life.
Our Love and Prayers,
Jim and Linda Desrochers

Robert Ludorf

February 24, 2018

My Condolences to the Collins family

George Yancho

February 24, 2018

Corky as we all knew him always had a smile and some kind of remark that put a smile on every ones face. It was always a pleasure to see him walking up. So glad to have seen him several months ago.