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OBITUARIES:  (published Dec. 20, 2018)

David Merrill Collins
David Merrill Collins, 98, a resident of Hinsdale for more than 60 years, passed away Dec. 12, 2018, in Hinsdale.
   He was born in 1920 in Tulsa, Okla., to Ray and June Collins.
   David and Monica met at Purdue University. After World War II and David’s honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, they founded York Tool and Manufacturing Co. (later Lindy Manufacturing) and they married on Feb. 23, 1952. Together David and Monica ran the company and raised five children.
   In addition to engineering, David enjoyed woodworking, particularly marquetry and inlay work, which he practiced since he was 16. He was an avid supporter of education. He also loved the National Parks.
   He was preceded in death by his wife, Monica Marie Collins, nee Buerglar; and his elder brother, Richard Collins.
   He is survived by his children, Patricia Collins Wrede, Susan (Dean) Domeyer, David Alan (Cathy) Collins, Margaret (Dale) Hill and Carol Ellen Collins; his grandchildren, Devin, Cole, Janice, David Christopher, Benjamin, Monica, Leandra and Jesse.
   A funeral Mass was said Dec. 18 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish Church in Hinsdale.
   Interment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Purdue Foundation Purdue Scholarship Fund, 403 Wood St., West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 or online at
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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