“Our visit was prompted by the sudden and stunning loss of our daughter, E. We had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home was beyond helpful and understanding. You were so patient with us and let our son run all around the facility. We are grateful for how your group handled everything — so many things we had never thought about. Truly, we were blindsided and we thank you for helping us through these tough days.”
— S. and F.
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.