Thomas J. Collick, III

Thomas J. Collick, III

Thomas J. Collick, III, of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 26, 2007 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Mr. Collick was born October 24, 1924 in Otsego to Thomas and Rose (Hawkins) Collick and was a lifelong resident of the area. Tom owned and operated Collick Milk Hauling for 50 years. He loved his family and enjoyed working with wood. On October 28, 1944 in Otsego he married Bonnie Ellsworth who survives. Also surviving are his children Tom (Linda Beattie) Collick, Ron (Lenna) Collick, Connie (Ken) Bushouse all of Otsego, Lonnie (Martha) Collick and his daughter-in-law Elaine Collick both of Plainwell; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings Richard “Hank” (Betty) Collick, Marie Leonard, Peggy Elben, Betty (Ted) Woodhams and Frances Canfield; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Gerald and by his siblings Bill Collick, Doreen Fuller and Edward Powless. Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet the family from 4 to 6 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, Rev. James A. Yerke officiating. Burial of ashes will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation.


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