In Memory of




Obituary for Cairl E. Collins

Cairl E. Collins,
Bay City, Michigan.

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully in the morning hours of Monday, October 23, 2023 at Brian’s House in Hampton Township, Michigan. Age 87 years. Daughter of the late Jesse and Ada Ruth (Elliott) Modrall, Cairl was born April 25, 1936 in Toledo, Ohio. She was married to Kenneth J. Collins Jr. on April 14, 1956. He predeceased her May 7, 2010. Cairl was employed at J. C. Penny for 23 years retiring in 1996. She was a member of Kochville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards and especially spending time with her family.

Surviving to cherish her memory are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Ken and Betty Collins III, Freeland; Lori Pagano and Steve Eurich, Saginaw; Kevin (Deven Graham) Collins, Hemlock; Cari and Jeremy Schmidli, Fayetteville, North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Aaron (Ali) Collins, Evan (Stefanie) Collins, Justin (Christie) Pagano, Jessalyn Pagano and John Gray, Kevin Collins, Kiley (Ryan) Bauer, Mackenzie Schmidli , Madelyn Schmidli; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edythe Lamont , Bay City; Patti and Larry Laatsch, North Carolina; her brother, Nelson and Rosaland Modrall, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Cairl was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Collins and her granddaughter, Trisha Collins and a brother-in-law, Robert Lamont.

At the request of Cairl and her family, cremation has taken place and a Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Charles Kaliszewski will officiate. Friends may visit at the funeral home, where the family will be present on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House.

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