CALUMET – Dennis Collins, 63, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his home.
He was born on February 20, 1956, in Tazewell County, Virginia, to George and Beulah (Sykes) Collins.
He attended the local schools and graduated from Honaker High School in 1973. Following high school, Dennis attended Southwest Virginia Community College, where he received his degree in surveying. He was an underground surveyor for the Gunther Nash Mining Co. until an injury forced his retirement in 1992.
He enjoyed traveling to Virginia to see his family. He liked four wheeling, boating, and loved to talk politics. He was a good friend to many. He was also an avid Detroit Lions fan and a Nascar fan.
On July 28, 2001, he was united in marriage to Arlene Johnson.
He was a member of the Foresters Club and the Keweenaw ATV Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Beulah; and his younger brother, David (Dee).
He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Calumet; his brother, Michael (Susan) Collins of Cleveland, Virginia; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Carole and Rodger Bish of Houghton, Linda Johnson and Mark Hughes of Laurium, Earl “Bucko” and Jano Johnson of Hancock, Bonnie Palmentera and Skip Knecht of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Per Dennis’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.
A celebration of Dennis’s life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the L&L Bar in Calumet.
Burial will take place in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.
Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.