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Dean Collier

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[February 14, 2019]  ILLIOPOLIS - Dean Collier, 76, died at 2:20 a.m., Friday, January 18th.

Celebration of Life:   Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Legacy Theater in Springfield

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski


Dean Collier, 76, died at 2:20 a.m., Friday, January 18th. He was born December 16, 1942, the son of Harold and Lois (Bruce) Collier. He grew up in the Elkhart/Mount Pulaski area, graduating from Mount Pulaski High School in 1961.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967, and married Susan Hawk on December 20, 1969. Dean and Suzy loved to travel. The duo made a 5,300 mile motorcycle trip across Canada, and they recently enjoyed a 2-week cruise to Alaska.

Dean had a passion for tractors and trains and things with motors, but most of all, he loved spending time with Suzy and their furry friends at "the little house in the big woods" in rural Illiopolis.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; brothers Harold (wife, Sandy) of Battle Creek MI, Ron Collier (wife, Pauline) of Fallmouth KY, Larry (wife, Linda) and Jerry (wife, Lee Ellen aka Bubbles) both of Mount Pulaski; several nieces and nephews as well as great- and great-great nieces and nephews, and more friends than anyone can count.

A celebration of Deanís life will be held at The Legacy Theatre in Springfield, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Legacy Theatre, PO Box 7441, Springfield, IL 62791 or by visiting http://www.AtThe 

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Services are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

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