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Norvan "Zeb" Collings

Born: Sat., Jul. 25, 1925
Died: Thu., Jun. 12, 2014


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Location: Hanley and Sons Funeral Home - Walkerton

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Location: Hanley and Sons Funeral Home - Walkerton

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Norvan “Zeb” Collings, 88, of North Liberty passed away at 2:25 AM on Thursday,

June 12th at Millers Merry Manor, Walkerton, IN.     

Zeb was born on July 25, 1925, in LaPorte County, IN to the late Grover and Violet (Cattron) Collings.  On June 6, 1953 in LaPorte, IN he married his loving wife of 61 years the former Jean L. Buckmaster, who survives. 

Zeb is also survived by three daughters; Lynn Marie (James) Ennis of Capon Bridge, WV, Tamara R. (Frank) Ennis and Julie A. (Dale) Downey, both of Walkerton, IN, two sons; Mark A. Collings of Lakeville, IN and John K. Collings of North Liberty, IN, one sister; Elouise Davidson of LaPorte, IN, three brothers; Gene (June) Collings of Elyria, OH, Jack (Helen) Collings of Kingsbury, IN and Ira Lee Collings of New York.  He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Zeb was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter; Sue Root, one sister; June Deditich and two brothers; Burl and Harold Collings.

Zeb was self-employed in sales and loved selling to the farming community.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. 

Mr. Collings’s hobbies included marking cards to send to people in need, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren and family.  He was member of the First Baptist Church in North Liberty and a past Master at the Masonic Lodge of Kingsbury.

Visitation hours will be held Monday June 16th from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” located at 1216 Roosevelt Rd, Walkerton.  Funeral services will take place on Tuesday June 17th at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Gene Collings officiating.  Burial is to follow at Westlawn Cemetery, North Liberty, IN.

The family request memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 407 W. Elm St., North Liberty, IN or American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

Condolences may be expressed online through our website:  www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

The Hanley & Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” handled arrangements and services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Collings family.

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Randy Rajski
   Posted Sat June 14, 2014
Jean and family,very sorry to see the passing of Zeb.I have very fond memories of him.I'm sure there's a need for a good salesman in heaven.My condolences to all of you.

Wilbur and Alene Klopfenstein
   Posted Sat June 14, 2014
We will always remember his smile and laugh. Yes he was a good salesman. May he rest in peace.

Jesse and Janet Stevens
   Posted Sat June 14, 2014
Jean and Family,
Sorry to hear about Zeb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember Zeb's cards he made us, him and Jesse and the other guys on prayer nights. He loved people and deeply cared for everyone. He always called Janet Jesse's wife. So funny! He's with Jesus now and no more suffering.
God Bless

Jesses and Janet

   Posted Mon June 16, 2014
What a blessing to have got the opportunity to care for him.. I remember the cards he made.. I actually was just reading one he made for me. It was just refreshing to be able to talk about our "Jesus" at work.

Dean and Sue Collings
   Posted Tue June 17, 2014
Aunt Jean and family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers as we remember the times we shared together. Sorry we weren't able to be there for the services but know that you are in our hearts and if we can do anything for you please feel free to let us know.

Jackie Clay
   Posted Fri August 22, 2014
Mrs. Collings I am sorry to hear about Mr. Collings. I just found out. You all are in my prayers and thoughts.

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