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Hoffmeister South County Chapel

1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Dennis Michael Collins

December 13, 1949August 18, 2019
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Dennis Michael Collins, age 69, of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Dennis was born on December 13, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is survived by his wife Debbie Collins (nee Schneider), daughter Joey (Brock) Niemeyer and his grandchildren Collins and Auggie Niemeyer. Dear Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend too many. He was preceded in death by his parents Timothy and Shirley (nee Luster) and Brother Timothy.

Dennis was an avid sports fan; cheering on Mizzou, Notre Dame, the former St. Louis Football Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed spending his Saturday nights during the summer at the Muny. His favorite theater production was West Side Story. Dennis played the role of Riff in his high school’s production of West Side Story.

Dennis was a former member of the St. Louis Ramblers Rugby Club and grew up playing ball at the Boy’s Club.

More times than not you could find him watching his favorite show, Jeopardy.

The visitation for Dennis will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63125. The Funeral Service is Friday, August 23, 2019, 12:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4550 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63129. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery, 1800 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63125.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

  • FAMILY

  • Debbie Collins, Wife
  • Joey (Brock) Niemeyer, Daughter
  • Collins Niemeyer, Granddaughter
  • Auggie Niemeyer, Grandson
  • Timothy Collins, Father (deceased)
  • Shirley Collins, Mother (deceased)
  • Dear Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, Nephew, Cousin and Friend to many.
  • DONATIONS

  • National Kidney Association
  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, August 23, 2019

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Kelly Tungett (Brussel)

August 23, 2019

Debbie,

I am so very sorry for your loss. While reading the obituary it mentioned how much he loved the Muny and it reminded me of when Don and I went to the Muny with you and Dennis. That was such a nice evening and I really enjoyed getting to know Dennis that night. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace for you, Joey and your beautiful grandchildren.

Sending much Love,

Kelly Tungett (Brussel)

Steve Duncan

August 22, 2019

I will always remember Dennis & Heather singing “Baby It’s Cold Outside” on our bus trip to the Mizzou/Ole Miss game. We miss you folks and we will miss Dennis. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Steve & Heather Duncan

David Work

August 22, 2019

Oops, wrong photo before. Dennis is front row on this one, 2nd from the left.

David Work

August 21, 2019

I met Dennis at the Rambler Rugby Club games, he was retired and I was still playing, Always enjoyed his company. He was something else and is missed. Don’t think I have ever met anyone like him. He is in the front row, 3rd from the left.

Shawna Pastrana

August 20, 2019

Shawna Pastrana

August 20, 2019

Shirley Trankler

August 20, 2019

There are so many memories Ed and I have of "Craze". Way too many good ones, and the majority of them hilariously funny. He was a great guy.

Shawna Pastrana

August 20, 2019

Shawna Pastrana

August 20, 2019

Shawna Pastrana

August 20, 2019

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Celebrating one of many St. Patrick’s Days!

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Celebrating Joey’s Birthday at the Cardinals’s Game!

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Joey’s graduation from Mizzou.

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