Andrew Collins

Obituary of Andrew John Collins

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Andrew John Collins was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 13, 1995. He was one son born from the union of Eric and Kristy (Wiseman) Collins. A natural born athlete, Andrew played Varsity Football at Cass City High School, graduating with the class of 2013. 

An accomplished fisherman, Andrew's passion for the open waters knew no bounds. His impressive catches, including a majestic yellowfin tuna and vibrant roosterfish in the Costa Rican waters, spoke volumes of his skill to the sport. Not one to stay in a single spot, he frequently cast his line into the Saginaw Bay and ventured into the Florida Keys as well. But Andrew's love for water wasn't limited to fishing. He was an avid boater, finding comfort in the gentle rocking of the waves, under the vast, open sky.

Andy made friends wherever he went in his Adventures… from across the country to Costa Rica to France his network of friends had no limits. “Andy didn’t know any strangers”. Andrew's enthusiasm for life extended beyond the water's edge. He was a culinary aficionado, known among his friends and coworkers for his signature dishes, including hearty biscuits and gravy, fish fries, and mouth-watering stuffed peppers. However, it was his blueberry pie, made from fresh blueberries picked from Turner’s, that won hearts and rave reviews.

Beyond his hobbies, Andrew was a hard worker, a trait acknowledged by many and appreciated by all who knew him. Despite his rugged exterior, he possessed a kind and generous heart. Friends and family often recounted tales of Andrew chopping wood for elderly members of his friends or lending a helping hand without a moment's hesitation.

One of Andrew's greatest joys was spending time with “the girls”, his beloved Weimaraner and Vizsla dogs: Cinder, Rainey, and Ruby, with whom he shared countless hunting adventures. Together, they roamed the fields in pursuit of pheasants, sharing the unspoken bond of companionship and mutual respect for nature.

Andrew's laughter was infectious, and his ability to find joy in simple pleasures was his gift to those around him. He leaves behind a legacy of love for the natural world, a passion for adventure, and a reminder to cherish the moment.

Andrew John Collins, age 28 of Cass City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday; April 13, 2024, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident, while working in Dallas, Texas. His passing was preceded by a maternal grandfather: Terry Wiseman and an uncle: John Collins.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his father: Eric (Samantha) Collins, his mother: Kristy

Collins-Wiseman; a sister: Maria (Tristen Coleman) Collins; his maternal grandmother: Sherry Wiseman; paternal grandparents: Janet (Thomas) Koniwinski; a stepbrother: Gabriel (Elizabeth) Farver; an uncle: John Wiseman; two nieces; Charlotte Coleman and Adeline Faver; and a cousin: Kenton Wiseman. 

His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Private services have been held and no public services are planned. Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan, a division of Merkle Enterprises, Inc. 

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