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Anne M. Collins

Anne M. Collins, 78, of Cavalier, ND passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at her home under the care of hospice. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.
Anne was born November 18, 1938, at Walhalla, ND to Clarence and Flora (Martineau) Howell. She grew up on the family farm near Leroy, ND. In 1957, she graduated from Walhalla High School and then attended Aaker's Business College in Grand Forks, ND. She then married and raised her children at Cavalier.
Things she enjoyed were quilting, sewing, baking, and taking care of her plants.
On July 24, 1982, she married Mark Collins at Hamilton, ND. He survives as do her children: Duane Widme, Cavalier, Jerry Widme (Jane Berg), Pembina, ND, David Widme, Thief River Falls, MN. Judy Widme (Joe Trujillo), Cavalier, Sandy (Bob) Flaten, Park River, ND, Staci (Scott) McLaughlin, Roseville, CA, Mark J. Collins, Brooks, MN, Jennifer (Jeremy) Toso, Plummer, MN; grandchildren: Karissa Widme (Adam Olson) and Camille Widme; Mark V. Smith, Jr and Shane McLaughlin; Ethan Toso and Brendan Toso; great-grandson, Brantley Olson; nieces: Doris Hoffarth, Diane Dunmire, Mary Nordstrom; special friends: Pat and Carol Cook and Little Daisy.
Preceding her in death were her parents; son, Robert Widme; twin grandsons, Christopher and Craig Widme; sisters: Pearl Chaput and Rita Karel; brother, Robert Howell.

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Sorry for your loss she is a wonderful and strong willed lady. My sympathies to all.

Terry Reichert Mar 20 2017 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to you folks.

Bob Spangelo Mar 13 2017 12:00 AM

Mark and Family, I used to enjoy working with Anne at various functions in the church. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rick & Deb Vivatson

Deb Vivatson Mar 11 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Ann was a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers with you all. Butch, Val & Dolores Indridson

Indridson Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

Anne was a very nice lady! My mom worked with her for awhile at the Cenex here in Cavalier so that's how I knew her. Sorry for your loss.

Ethan Bailly Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM

What sad news 💔 When we moved from Cavalier, Anne was one of the sweet people I missed so often. Every interaction with her was an especially pleasant moment to take with me for the day and beyond. Rest In Peace, dear lady 💕 Beth

Beth Duncan Mar 9 2017 12:00 AM

So sad to hear this. Prayers for her family!

Jay Padden Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

Such a nice lady. I got to meet Anne when I first moved to Cavalier and worked at Salaba Drug with her. Very sorry for your loss.

Jim and Bev Peterson Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

Bill Werven Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, Ann was a wonderful lady and we were blessed to call her family, hugs to my cousins, I will remember her with so much love.

Jodi (Sevigny) Gilles Mar 8 2017 12:00 AM