Marvin L. Collins

Marvin L. Collins age, 82, of Logan, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, February          21, 2018 at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa. Marvin LaVere Collins was born May 31, 1935 to Fred and Mary (Dewaele) Collins in Crescent IA. He attended school at Logan IA, and married Marva Lea Brookhouser on August 7, 1955 at First Christian Church in Woodbine IA. Marvin farmed with his father, and had many business ventures, including Mertz & Collins Trucking, then Collins & Saul Trucking. Marvin opened a John Deere dealership, Collins Implement Co, in Mondamin IA. He earned his broker’s license and opened Marvin Collins Realty in Missouri Valley IA. He was a 32nd degree past master of the Masonic Lodge in Logan IA. All of his life he was involved in sales of one type or another, from cattle to farms to cars. Marvin loved people, and had an amazing memory for names, dates and events. He was known for his storytelling and his voice. He also loved to read, and always wanted to write a book. He said he preferred being around & talking with folks to sitting alone at a desk writing, but he always regretted not recording a history of Harrison County.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Lea.

He is survived by his son Mark L. Collins of Logan IA, his daughter Susan LaRae and her husband Tom Egr of Omaha NE, his sister Lorraine and her husband Fred Divelbess of Persia IA, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 2-4pm Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan. There will be no viewing as it was Marvin’s wish to be cremated.




In Loving Memory Of


Marvin L. Collins



May 31, 1935~February 21, 2018


  • naomi lewis Posted February 25, 2018 9:18 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marvin. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

  • Linda and Rick Posted March 1, 2018 3:38 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to Mark, Susan and Tom. Even though your Dad was ready to be with your Mom, his loss is deeply felt.

    He will be very missed.

    Love Linda and Rick

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