Eugene H. Collar, age 82, of Readfield, died on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Appleton Medical Center. He was born on February 10, 1929, in the Town of Hortonia, the son of the late Harold and Margaret (Lippert) Collar. Gene served his country in the US Army from 1951 to 1956. On June 30, 1951, Gene married Arlene Arndt at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fremont. Gene worked for Wire Products in Hortonville, and later at Valley Iron Workers in Appleton. He then worked at Kimberly -Clark for 27 years before retiring, due to health problems. Gene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Readfield, where he served as a former elder. He had many interests throughout his life including hunting and fishing, golfing, playing softball and bowling. Gene also loved to go dancing. He enjoyed doing yard work, gardening, canning, and working in his flower garden. Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene; six children, Harold (Sandy), Waupaca; Michael (Marilee), Weyauwega; Mitch (Suzanne), Weyauwega; Jeffrey (Christine), New London; Kristine (Jody) Behm, Fremont; and Kathleen (Scott) Weiland, Fremont; 23 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Corrine) Collar, Neenah; two sisters, Ardell “Tootie” (Stanley) Konieczny, Medford; and Marion (Clifford)Schimmelphfenning, Shawano; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gene was preceded in death by five brothers, Louis, Willard, Victor, Francis and an infant brother. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, N985 County Rd. W, Readfield. Rev. Paul Zittlow officiated. Burial is in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Lewin Funeral Home, Fremont, and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial fund has been established.
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