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Marion A Collett

Marion A Collett

Marion A. Collett age 87 of Plum City passed away on Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Marion was born June 27, 1931 in Plum City.  She was the daughter of Oscar and Annetta (Henn) Lamm and grew up in the Elmwood area.  Marion graduated from Elmwood High School in 1949.  She married Gail W. Collett September 27, 1950 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elmwood.  After marriage they farmed on the Collett family farm in the Salem Township of Pierce County and raised their family.  In 1994 Gail and Marion sold the farm and retired to Plum City where she has remained the rest of her life.

Marion was an active member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed her garden flowers, traveling, especially spending winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ and spending time with her family and friends.

Marion is survived by her children, Ron of Birchwood, Judy (Jim) Birk of Madison, Linda (Jerry) Serum of Plum City, Craig (Cindy) of Oakdale, MN; nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; one brother Jim (Elaine) Lamm of Lake Havasu City, AZ,  several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Gail in 2015, daughter-in-law Jane Collett and a granddaughter Sara Fedie.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday May 24, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plum City with Rev. Dan Pfaffe officiating.  Burial will be in the Town of Union Cemetery immediately following the services.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Durand is serving the family.


  1. Nancy & Doug Holcomb

    Linda, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was a very lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Dale and Lorelee Binkowski

    We just heard from Lori yesterday that your Mom had
    passed away, and we saw the obituary in the Eau Claire Leader today. It is such a nice picture of her in that and
    here. We are so sorry we cannot attend either the
    visitation or funeral, being in Rochester with Amy
    Thursday evening and Friday. Although Mom is in a
    better place, it's still very hard to say good-by. Our
    love, prayers and deepest sympathies to all of you.
    Cherish the memories of good times with her.

  3. Kristine Polzer

    We were fortunate to get to spend time with Marion and her family at the PC Care Center. She was our mother's table mate and we used to have some very interesting conversations at meals.

    We will miss seeing her at the table but we know she is in a much better place and your folks can celebrate the bug anniversary party they were planning before his death.

    Hugs and prayers to the family.
    Kris and Dave Polzer

  4. Plum City Care Center

    Our deepest sympathies from your friends at Plum City Care Center and the Seasons

  5. Kathy Luebker

    Dear Collett Family, I am sorry to hear of Marion's passing. My deepest sympathy to everyone and my love and prayers to all.

  6. Pat Bechtold

    Sincere condolences in your loss. She will be missed.

  7. JoAnne Brownell

    Linda, so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother.

  8. Joanne & Tim H.

    Sympathy to Marion’s family. Keep the happy memories in your heart.

  9. Bruce F Lamm

    Condolences to your family.....

  10. Irish Jade

    Marion will be greatly missed! My deepest heartfelt sympathy to her family. She was adorable.

  11. Bob & Barb Freiberg

    We're so sorry for the loss of your sister, Jim. We didn't know her, but she looks like a lovely person. Wishing you and all of her family God's Peace.

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