Alfred R. Collier
02/07/1936 - 12/29/2013
Alfred R. Collier, 77, of Clyde, died at his home on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
Al was born in Unionville, Michigan on February 7, 1936 to the now deceased Ray and Alta (Weible) Collier. He graduated from Unionville High School. From 1953-1956, he served in the US Army.
Mr. Collier had been the plant manager for Atlas Industries prior to his 1998 retirement. He attended Grace Community Church. He enjoyed fishing; golf; camping; boating and bird watching. His grandchildren were the joy of his life.
On December 28, 1981, he married Barbara J. Schlosser. She survives as do five daughters, Jessica L. (Brian) Wood of Rittman; Kathleen A. (Bob) Caster of Green Springs; Denise Matson of Arlington; Shawn Tyler of Florida; Dawn Seigo of Michigan; and one son, Gary Collier. Fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, along with his sister, Pete Smith of Michigan also survive.
Alfred was preceded in death by two brothers, August and Clifford Collier and one sister, Alice Magiera and two infant sisters.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 from 4-7:00 pm at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, Ohio. The funeral will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10:30 am with the Rev. Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating. Burial will be in the Veteran’s Section at McPherson Cemetery with military honors provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society or Grace Community Church or Stein Hospice.
Visitation Date: 01/01/2014
Visitation time: 4-7:00pm
Visitation Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Funeral Date: 01/02/2014
Funeral Time: 10:30am
Funeral Location: Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home - 218 South Main Street, Clyde
Rhonda Joseph on January 2nd, 2014 - 2:00 am said:
Barb - So sorry to hear of your loss. Al was such a great guy! My deepest sympahy to you and your family.
Barbie (Collier) & Doug Ahrens on December 30th, 2013 - 5:00 am said:
Sorry to hear about Shorty. I can't imagine how hard this is to go through. We wish you Peace to soothe you, Grace to hold you & Love to comfort you during this very sad & difficult time.
Karen Sawyer on December 30th, 2013 - 1:18 am said:
Barb & family, I'm so sorry to read of Al's passing. May your memories help you through this difficult time. My prayer is the our Lord will wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.