Williamsburg-Gene Allen Collingwood was born January 16, 1947, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the son of Harold and Erna (Walter) Collingwood. He graduated from Marengo High School 1966. Gene was united in marriage to Jean Gerard on July 17, 1966, at the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg. He farmed and worked as an industrial insulator. He retired at the age of 58, moving from Le Claire to Williamsburg in 2004. To stay busy, he drove for the Iowa County Transportation. He loved transporting pre-school students, REA clients and the elderly. Gene loved visiting with friends, playing cards, hunting, fishing and golfing. His greatest joy was always watching his grandchildren participate in sports, musical functions and plays. Gene was loved by all who met him. He will be truly missed. Gene passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at his winter home in Harlingen, Texas at the age of 73.
He is survived by his wife Jean; two children, Cherie (Bruce) Volz of Norway and Troy Collingwood of Marengo; four grandchildren, Jacob Volz of Norway, Josie Schmuecker of Blairstown, Sidney (Curtis) Ege of Manhatten, KS and Jordan Collingwood of Marengo; three sisters, Mardene (Doug) Kimm of Blairstown, Elaine (Brian) Slaymaker of Marengo and Brenda (Brian) Brenneman of Blairstown. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Arlene Collingwood.
Celebration Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Visitation will be Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the church. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg are assisting with services. A memorial fund has been established for R.E.A. Rural Employment Alternative Inc in Conroy. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com