Funeral for Florence Collison Friday

 04/25/2017 - 18:32

Florence H. Collison at the age of 83, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017. Florence was born on March 12, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of William and Florence Symons.

On October 24, 1953 she married Verne W. Collison, and he preceded her in death on January 28, 2017. They were married in Saginaw, Michigan where they lived for several years before settling in Saline, Michigan. Florence is survived by her four children Richard (MaryAnn) Collison, Robert (Cindy) Collison, Kenneth (Janie) Collison and Diane (Arnold) Neitzke and along with her grandchildren Brandi (Aaron) Brendtke, Kelli (Wayne) Collison, Benjamin (Becky) Collison, Adam Neitzke, Kevin Collison, Shane Neitzke and Jessica Neitzke and several great grandchildren.

Florence was preceded in death in addition to her husband by two children Mary Jo Collison and Mark Collison along with her parents William and Florence Symons and three brothers Thomas, Robert, and Rolland Symons. Florence was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church for over 50 years.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Francis Mossholder as Celebrant. Following the service burial will take place in the Oakwood Cemetery in Saline.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( Envelopes will be available at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, 301 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176 where family will receive friends on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with a prayer service at 5:30 PM. The family will continue to receive friends at the Church on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 A.M. To sign Florence’s guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information or directions please visit

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