Roland Ira Collins, 69, Shawano, lost his battle with Covid 19 on October 22, 2020 after a short stay in Bellin ICU.
Roland was born May 31, 1951 in Laona, WI to Mary Frances Collins. Roland was lucky to travel the United States with his aunts and uncles growing up.
On February 28, 1973 Roland married his high school sweetheart from Laona, Sharon Marie King. They had three children Tammy Marie, Paul Lee and William Edward. Around 1978 they moved the family to Algoma to raise there children. Roland worked at the Algoma Lumber Company until he was forced to take early disability retirement. Rolands life had taken a turn and lots of changes happened.
In 2002 Roland was a security guard at many factories in the area and worked at Portside Restaurant in Algoma. There he met his best friend and love of his life Patricia Juza. On February 24, 2005 in Las Vegas they decided to get married. Roland loved cats and dogs and the more he had the happier he was. His passion was spending all his time with Patricia, visiting his mom in Laona and seeing his daughter and grandchildren. The more they could visit the happier he was. When he could, Roland loved to hunt and fish.
In Novmeber of 2017 Roland and Patty decided to take their grandson, Roman, and move to Shawano. This is were they wanted to spend the rest of there days together.
Roland is survived by his loving wife Patty, mother Mary, daughter Tammy (Jason) Hedrington, granddaughters Kendra and Karli; his oldest granddaughter Amber (Joe) LeGrave, grandson Williams Collins-McGovrn; son Paul (Sandra) Collins; grandsons Logan and Roman Collins and granddaughter Quisha; his Goddaughter Stephanie (Keegan) Waggett; sisters Sissy (Rick) Campbell and Darlen (Dave) Calhoun; brothers Rusty (Peggy) Retzlaff, Eugene (Brenda) Retzlaff and Jamo Retzlaff; special friend Sherri Cook and little brother Ed Retzlaff; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly! Roland will be deeply missed by his pets Blue, Frosty, Cinnamon and Oreo.
Roland was preceded in death by his son William (Billy) Collins, father Roland Retzlaff, brothers Danny, Lyle, Lopy Retzlaff; nephew Cory Retzlaff, brothers-in-law Kenny King and Johnny Holland, sisters-in-law Debbie Laurence, Lisa Worzalla and Christine Duffeck and close aunts and uncles.
A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 12:00 PM with Pastor Ken Taylor officiating. Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Social distancing and masks will be required during the gathering at the funeral home.