Germaine Ellen Collins

Germaine Ellen Collins, age 91, of Laona, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2018 at The Bay of Nu-Roc Health Care Center, Blackwell. Germaine was born February 15, 1927 the daughter of Ernest Michael and Lillian Sophie (Hanneman) Krause.
On February 14, 1953 she married Tytus Marvin Collins.
Germaine had a kind loving nature, a wonderful sense of humor, and greeted you with a smile on her face.
She loved to travel, do woodcarving (taking many classes with Betsy Popp), canning and trout fishing. She fished with her grandson, Travis until she was 85 years old. Germaine faithfully watched the Green Bay Packers and considered Brett Favre the best there was. Germaine was good at anything she tried and it could safely be said she had a competitive streak as well.
In her time at Nu-Roc on any sunny day you could find her sitting by the lilacs enjoying the outdoors and working on a tan.
First and foremost, Germaine loved her family and spending time with them meant the world to her. She touched a lot of lives in her 91 years and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her daughters, Cheri Collins (Sara Hughes), Wabeno; Teri (Dan) Gardebrecht, Suring; son, Woodson Collins, Wabeno; grandchildren, Dallas (Nyssa), and children, Luccas, Braxton & Elias; Travis (Melanie Allee); step-grandchildren, Kylie and son, Jaryn; Randi (Kyle) and children, Carmen & Kyle, Jr.; sister, Ruth Ralstad, Weyauwega; brother, Ernest (Pat) Krause, Oconto.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tytus; parents, Ernest & Lillian Krause; sisters, Helen, Imogene & Ernestine; and brother, Charles.
Private family services were held. Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wabeno. Online condolences may be left for the family at