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
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Sorry for your loss Jean
So sorry for your loss Jean
Jean and Family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Gene.
Jean if I recall, at our last class reunion you were talking about your 50th wedding anniversary. From reading the warm thoughts of others you must have had a wonderful man in your life.
May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Betty Ruegsegger Minor
Jean & family, so sad and sorry to hear of Gene's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gene & Jane Walter
So sorry to hear about Gene's passing.
My deepest sympathy!
Sorry to hear of Gene's passing
Gene and Juanita Roland
So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Enjoyed spending time with him at Curtis and Sidney’s wedding. He truly did love his family. Prayers Jayme and Barb Messerole
Gene was always upbeat, he couldn't have had anyone that didn't like him, and if there was he said it was their problem.Bob and Donna
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
Mike and Kitty
Our hearts will forever be broken!! God truly blessed us by bringing him into our lives!! He was truly a great man!!
I shall remember hearing Gene on the radio with the Iowa County Transportation drivers. I hope they have filled cupcakes in heaven!🧁
Such a shock, our prayers go out to all of you Jeanie, Marlene, Brenda, and Elaine,
and to all your families. We had lots of fun when we were kids at all the parties we had,
thanks to our Parents.
Sympathy to all
Dave & Mary Ann Faas
Son of Wilbur & Velma Faas
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