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— The S. Family
Arthur M. Collins
July 19, 1923 - February 21, 2013
Arthur M. Collins, age 89, passed away on February 21, 2013 at Edward Hospital. He was born on July 19, 1923 in Dixon, IL and enjoyed his childhood years there. Arthur was later a Naperville resident for 52 years.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy May Collins, nee Wilson; his children, Suzanne, Arthur M., Jr., Tom and Keith Collins; his grandchildren, Michael, Adam, Paul, Keith, Shannon, Brian and Justin and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Prachar.
Arthur was proud to have served in the United States Army, following in the footsteps of his father. His chosen career was that of a veterinarian, longtime owner of the Cicero Animal Hospital, where he was known as “Doc.” Upon his retirement, he was elected to the Naperville City Council. Another source of pride to Art was being a member of MENSA.
Interment is planned for what would be Art’s 90th birthday, July 19, 2013, at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Family will be in attendance and friends are welcome.