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Nathan Michael Collins

November 14, 1977 — October 1, 2015

Nathan Collins, age 37, of Neillsville, WI, formerly of Danville, IL died Thursday, October 1, 2015.Nathan Michael Collins was born on November 14, 1977 in Downey, CA. He graduated from Westville High School in Westville, IL. On July 11, 1997 he was united in marriage to Salina Vascura in Danville, IL. Nathan worked as a truck driver for many years. In 2008, the year they moved from Danville to the Minnesota and Wisconsin areas, he began working for the Canadian National Railroad. He worked his way up from Conductor to Yard Master to, most recently, Engineer.Nathan was a member of the BLET Union the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer Trainmen. He enjoyed doing yard work and keeping his yard well groomed. But, he mostly enjoyed his time with his family, extended family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Salina, three children, Brandon Collins of Neillsville, WI, Emily Collins of Columbus, OH and Kassidy Collins of Neillsville, WI, eleven siblings, Kara Woods of Clayton, WI, Luke (Laycia) Dynes of Hermiston, OR, Mia Woods of Potomac, IL, Greg Swaim Jr. of Oregon, Misty (Jared) Cota of Sidell, IL, Michael Lenover of Danville, IL, Eliza Lenover of Waupaca, WI, Jessica Lenover of Danville, IL, Houston Lenover of Hermiston, OR, Destiny Lenover of Danville, IL and Rachel Duckworth of Hermiston, OR. Nathan is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Natalie Collins.He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Collins and two brothers, Shawn Woods and Darrell Lenover Jr.A graveside service for Nathan will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Danville, IL. Visitation in Neillsville, WI will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Gesche Funeral Home.Casket Bearers are: Brandon Collins, Luke Dynes, Jared Cota, Jerry Ricketts, Michael Vascura, Mike Hodgson In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family in the name of Nathan Collins to the Co-op Credit Union, 100 East Main St., Black River Falls, WI 54615Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Nathan's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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