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Obituary of Jonathan Robert Collins

Jonathan Robert Collins was born on December 19, 1990, in Trenton, Michigan.   He was born from the union of Billy Collins and Dolores Diaz.   Jonathan would attend and graduate from Monroe High School with the class of 2009.  

One of Jonathan’s passions was playing video games.   Having many great game ideas himself, he aspired to be a designer one day.   Jonathan always enjoyed his hunting trips that were spent in Mio.

Jonathan would never miss an opportunity to play a friendly game of paintball.  In fact, he assisted in building a paintball course on the Diaz Greenhouse grounds with his aunt Patty.  He also enjoyed traveling, particularly adventures with family and friends at Torch Lake.  Annually, they set up camp appreciating each other’s company and the beauty of their surroundings in the great outdoors.   Above anything, Jonathan treasured the time he spent with his family and friends.

Baking cheesecakes was something Jonathan took great pride in doing.   Since “nailing it” on his first try, the decadent desserts were his “go to” treat for family and friends.  

Jonathan Robert Collins, age 30, of Monroe passed away on Sunday; September 5, 2021 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.   His passing was preceded by his maternal and paternal grandparents; three uncles:  Mike, Kenny, and Fred; one aunt: Venus; and one cousin: Jennifer.   At his passing, Jonathan, provided the life to others through selfless organ and tissue donation though Gift of Life Michigan.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his mother: Dolores (Bill) Diaz-Kowalski, his father: Billy Ray (Liz) Collins; siblings: Sabrina (Tarris) Watkins, Shannon (Daniel) Lieto, Katie (Dylen Yatch) Diaz, Heather Boyd, Kimberly (John) Bennett, Kristien Kowalski, Jarrell Ramsey, Brandon (Jackie) Diaz; uncles: Joe, John, Tony, Tom, Paul, Darrel, and Eugene; aunts: Patty and Tonya; twenty-one nieces and nephews:

Friends may gather on Thursday; September 9, 2021, from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.   He will lie in state on Friday; September 10, 2021 from 10:00am until the time of the Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00am at Divine Grace Parish, St. Patrick Church; 2996 West Labo Road, Carleton, Michigan 48117.  

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Gathering for Jonathan Collins

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe
2442 North Monroe Street
Monroe, Michigan, United States
(734) 384-5185
Gathering for Jonathan Collins

Mass of the Resurrection for Jonathan Collins

11:00 am
Friday, September 10, 2021
Divine Grace Parish (St. Patrick's)
2996 W. Labo Road
Carleton, Michigan, United States
Mass of the Resurrection for Jonathan Collins