Edward Walter Collies
March 31, 1930 - March 08, 2023
Obituary For Edward Walter Collies
MADISON – Edward Walter Collies, age 92, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 after a brief illness. Ed was born on March 31, 1930 in Reedsburg, WI to Edward and Emma (Hasse) Collies. He grew up on the family farm, the oldest of eleven children. He was drafted into the US Army from 1952 until 1954. Upon returning, he moved to Madison and worked at Oscar Mayer for 30+ years. Ed was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran’s dart ball team. He enjoyed watching the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers play, fishing at Chippewa Flowage, and spending time up at Green Lake campground with his family.
Ed is survived by his son, Rick (Cathy hilsenhoff); grandchildren, Ryne, E.J., Connor, and Caitlin; siblings, Robert, Paul (Joyce), Helen LaRiviere, Harold (Kathy), Ruth (Jim) Gallagher, and Marie Woodruff; sister-in-law, Pam Falk; mother of his children, Karen Pantaleo; and ex-sister-in-law, Lylett Smith. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Ed is preceded in death by his parents; children, Judy and Edward; siblings, Gerhardt, Margaret Tverburg, Esther Faivre, and Milda Ewing.
A burial service will be held in August of 2023 at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, WI.
A special thanks to Agrace Hospice and the nursing staff at Cedarhurst of Madison for their care and support. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
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