Gary Doyle Collins

THREE OAKS — Gary Doyle Collins, 69, of Three Oaks, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind.

He was born November 27, 1949, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Charles and Alice Collins (Axton). Gary proudly served in the United States Army and made a career for himself as a Steelworker. He married Mary Berndt on September 30, 2000, at a ceremony in Three Oaks, Mich.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mary; his mother, Alice; sons, Brian Collins, Michael (Debra) Collins; step-son Andrew Alexovich; daughters, Kelly (Ron) Donkersloot, Allison Collins; sisters, Peggy Collins-Zilinger, Debbie (Don) Lewis; and six grandchildren with one on the way.

He is preceded in death by his father as well as a brother, Donnie Collins.

A celebration of life will be held by the family at American Legion Post 169, 19121 U.S. 12, New Buffalo, MI 49117 on Sunday, March 17th, at 2 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Online condolences may be made at

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