Harliss Collins

Harliss Collins, 82, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, March 16th, 2023.


Harliss was born November 22nd, 1940, in Salyersville, Kentucky to Lee Collins and Dolly Bailey.


On July 2nd, 1971, Harliss married Mary Kathleen Robinson. Harliss worked as a Heavy Equipment operator for the Railroad and retired in 1990. He served on the Stark County Sheriff’s Posse. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and also woodworking.


He is survived by his wife Mary; sons, Lynn (Sandie) Collins, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Mark Collins, of American Fork, Utah, Greg (Jennifer) Collins, of Twin Falls, Idaho, Randy (Mari) Collins of Grovertown, Charlie (April) Collins of Grovertown, Michael (Lori) Collins of La Porte, Brian Collins, of Salyersville, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren; brothers, Haskell Collins, of North Judson, Hank Collins, of Dutton, Alabama; and sisters, Justine Salyers of Knox, Josephine Born of Winamac.


Visitation will be from 4–7p.m. CST,  Monday, March 20th, 2023, with a Celebration of Life following at 7:00 p.m., at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. 681405 Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.


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