In Memory Of

Elna R. Collinson
November 25, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - 11:00AM to 1:00PM
York Center United Methodist Church
N5895 Cty. Hwy. K
Granton, WI  54436

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 - 1:00PM
York Center United Methodist Church
N5895 Cty. Hwy. K
Granton, WI  54436

Full Obituary

     ELNA R. COLLINSON, age 84, of Neillsville, passed away at the House of the Dove, in Marshfield, on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the York Center United Methodist Church, rural Granton.  Rev. Patsy Roe will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers will be:  David Vieth, Jamison Walker, Christopher Walker, Robert Collinson, David Collinson, and Donald Stage.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 11am until time of service.
     Elna Ruth Haldeman was born on November 25, 1932 in Norwalk, WI, to Bert and Elizabeth (Vieth) Haldeman.  She was raised and received her education in the Norwalk area, and graduated from Norwalk High School.  After completing high school, Elna attended Luther Hospital School of Nursing, in Eau Claire.  She began her career as a registered nurse in Illinois, later moving to La Crosse and then finally settling in Marshfield, where she was a dedicated nurse in the Oncology Department at St. Joseph's Hospital for over 30 years.  Elna was united in marriage to Leroy A. Collinson on May 31, 1975 at the United Methodist Church, in Loyal.  They farmed together in the Spencer area for many years, before retiring and moving to Neillsville.
     She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with family and friends, traveling and camping.
     Elna will be dearly missed by her husband, Leroy, of Neillsville;  four children:  Kathleen Nieman of Nekoosa,  Michael Collinson of Neillsville,  Steven (Rebecca) Collinson of Steelville, MO,  Linda (Ed) Esselman of Chili;  thirteen grandchildren;  two sisters:  Doris Vieth of Sauk City,  Leora (Edwin) Walker of Spencer;  one brother-in-law:  Harold (Marliss) Collinson of Curtiss;  many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents;  two sons-in-law:  Don Zimmerman and Jerry Nieman;  her father and mother-in-law: George and Edith Collinson;  and brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Doris) Collinson,  Lloyd (Lois) Collinson,  Florence (Merle) Stage,  Reva (Edward) Streich,  Vada (Earl) Falconer, and Robert Vieth.