Milford L. Collingwood, 93, of Williamsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Compass Memorial Hospital in Marengo. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg with Pastor Richard Meyer officiating. Visitation: 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Burial: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Williamsburg. Memorials may be contributed to Essence of Life Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg. Masks and social distancing will be required at all services. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Milford is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice of Williamsburg; his children, Becky Hass (Donald) of Walford, Gary (Brenda) of Cedar Rapids, Jeneane Ackerman of Williamsburg and Charlene Doehrmann (Doug) of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren, Emily Hass, Sarah Nissen (Tim), Ryan Hass (Katie), Katie Hopkins (Josh), Amanda Malloy (Mark), Dan Ackerman, Nicholas Doehrmann (Melissa) and Kelsey Dahdaleh (Fadi); a stepgranddaughter, Shelby Waybill; great-grandchildren, Lander, Josey and Kate Malloy, Ayden and Brynlee Doehrmann, Weston Hopkins, Reagan Hass, and baby Dahdaleh, due in May; and a stepgreat-grandson, Jay Nissen. Also surviving are his brother, Hawley Collingwood of Belle Plaine; his sister, Marva Wilson of Des Moines; and a sister-in-law, Helen Barta of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald and Sylvan; and four sisters, Velma Hofmaster, Dorothy Rusbult, Doris VonAhsen and Gladys Kempfert.
Milford Laverne Collingwood was born April 10, 1927, in rural Wellman, Iowa, the son of Roy and Emily Faas Collingwood. He attended Bunker Hill School, rural Wellman, through eighth grade. Milford served in the U.S. Navy from April 1945 through July 1946, during World War II. He returned home and began his farming career in the Millersburg area. On Feb. 19, 1952, Milford and Bernice Barta were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millersburg. The couple raised four children. In the late 70s, Milford went to work at Amana Refrigeration, retiring from there in 1992. Following retirement, he returned to what he loved farming, working part time with Daryl Blythe on his farm. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and gardening. He especially liked going to the mountains and camping with his family. Milford was known to many to be ornery and loved to tease.
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