Margaret Weber Collins

Jun 16, 2020
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  Family services will be held Saturday July 18. Please contact Locke Funeral Home for access to a livestream of the service. 



Interment will be at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


May be made to the Margaret Weber Collins Memorial Scholarship at Allen College.


Margaret Weber Collins, 85, of Chicago, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Sunrise of Lincoln Park. Margaret was born July 6, 1934 in Norfolk, Nebraska, daughter of Walter and Mary Elizabeth (Hardy) Weber. She graduated from Norfolk High School in 1952, and then attended the University of Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1956.

 On April 26, 1958 Margaret married Dr. James D. Collins in Norfolk, Nebraska. He preceded her in death in 2010. Together they raised three children.

Margaret was a longtime volunteer and past President of the Allen Hospital Auxiliary Board, as well as past member of the board of directors for the YWCA. She was active in PEO, a member of First Congregational Church in Waterloo, and an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

She is survived by two sons; James (Ann) Collins III of Arden Hills, MN, and Steven (Lynn) Collins of Orlando, FL, and a daughter; Brenda (Todd) Mavis, of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren; James, Mason, and Sean Collins, Lauren Woessner, Lindsay and Kylie Mavis, and Rachel and Mitchell Collins.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, and two sisters; Susan Weber Neale, and Marilyn Weber Johnson.




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  1. Nita | Jun 28, 2020

    I am sorry for your loss.  I hope you can find peace in knowing "The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort" can and wants to help you during this difficult time.    2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

  2. Darlene Robbins | Jun 24, 2020

    Margaret and I were friends and PEO sisters for many years.  We also played bridge together.  My maiden name is Collins and I had a brother named Jim so we enjoyed that coincidence too.  Margaret was such a pleasant lady and has been missed since she left Waterloo.  Please let me know when the memorial will be held so that our PEO chapter can be notified.


    Darlene Robbins 319-233-8571


  3. Jane Hasek | Jun 24, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are sent to Margret's family.  She was a special lady and always supportive of Allen and Allen College.  The College is proud to have a scholarship in her name. 

    Jane & Wayne Hasek

    Dr. Jane Hasek, Chancellor Emeritus and founding Chancellor of Allen College.

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