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“May God bless you all. I don't know how many times he came out and fixed Mom's (Ida Wicks) furnace. He knew how to fix alot of stuff. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Louise Stapert - Aberdeen, SD

“what a wonderfull man , we will miss visiting lawarnce on our visits to faith. our condolences to merna and family. a sad day . ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: rogerandmarjorie overacker - SD

“Myrna, Nova, and Kevin ~ Thinking of you all today on this ever so difficult day. Prayers for peace and comfort knowing that your loved one was...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara (Beer) Stout - Pierre, SD

“Myrna and family, My sympathy goes out to all of you at the passing of Lawrence. May your many memories be kept tucked into your hearts. Kind...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Eldon Jensen

“My sympathies, thoughts, prayers and love extended to you all. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Kelly - Faith, SD - friend

“Myrna,Kevin,Nova and Glenda, Faith will not be the same without Lawrence. But the memories of him are EVERYWHERE! For that we are grateful. The...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Gordie and Kathy Collins - Faith, SD

“our thoughts and prayers go out to all may god shine his light and give peace and comfort to all ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: thomas & kellie mraz family - SD

“My condolences and best wishes to the family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Curt Afdahl - Metamora, IL

“Our prayers are with all of the Collins family in the passing of Lawrence. Dave and Judy Gano ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Dave and Judy Gano - Meadow, SD

“Our condolences to the Collins family. I am thankful for the visit I had with Lawrence last summer. Craig & Becky Ness ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Craig Ness - kuwait, SD - friend


The Funeral Service for Lawrence T. Collins, age 72 of Faith, will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Faith Legion Hall in Faith, SD. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Faith Cemetery.

Serving as casketbearers are Randy, Ty, Dillon, Matthew, Cory, and Chet Collins, and Josh De La Rosa. All of Lawrence's family and friends are considered Honorary Bearers.

A memorial has been established to the Faith Community Action Team.

Lawrence Thomas Collins was born on March 6, 1940 at Opal, SD to Thomas and Stella (Hart) Collins. Lawrence attended various country schools through the 8th grade. He then worked for various ranchers until moving to Faith where he worked for Ernie Gottschalk.

On August 20, 1966, Lawrence married Myrna Hoffmann in Faith, SD. They then moved to the Hills where Lawrence worked for Homestake in Lead. After an injury, they returned to Faith in 1967 and began working for Mr. Gottschalk again.

In 1973, Lawrence started his own business, Collins Radio & TV Repair. If it could be fixed, Lawrence was the guy to call. He will be remembered for his quick grin, facial expressions, and especially his "snicker" when plotting a practical joke.

Lawrence passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Surviving family members include his wife, Myrna, Faith, SD; daughter, Nova Collins of Redfield, SD; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Collins of Gillette, WY; his four grandsons, Randy Collins of Gillette, WY; Ty and Dillon Collins of Bison, and Matthew Collins of Redfield; two sisters, Margie Persicka of Sturgis, SD; and Bertha De La Rosa of Dallas, SD; and two brothers, William Collins of Belle Fourche, and Larry Collins of Isabel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Alvin, Steve, Lloyd, and Dwight, and one sister, Irene.

Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00pm on Thursday and 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday at the Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.