Arnold E. "Arnie" Collier

December 9, 1947 — March 28, 2018

Arnold E. "Arnie" Collier

EMDEN - Arnold E. "Arnie" Collier, 70, of Robertsdale, AL, formerly of Emden, IL, passed away Wed., March 28, 2018 at South Baldwin Hospital in Foley, AL.
Arnie was born Dec. 9, 1947, in Decatur, IL., to Robert and Mildred (Ogden) Collier. He married Emma Langeberg April 17, 1992 in Springbay, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Emma of Robertsdale, AL; three daughters, Natalie (Dave) Miller of Colorado Springs, CO, Charlotte (Tony) Melton of Pekin, IL, and Wendy (Dan) Glover of Creve Coeur, IL; one sister, Cathy Ray of Decatur, IL; three brothers, Tom (Sherry) Collier of Decatur, IL, Mark (Penny) Collier of Waynesville, IL and Randy (Becky) Collier of Macon, IL.; and four grandchildren.
Arnie was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Jennifer Mitchell.
He was a United States Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. Arnie was the recipient of two purple hearts and a bronze star.
He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 37 years, retiring in 2009 as a service training instructor.
Arnie was a former mayor of Emden, IL. where he was also a member of American Legion Post # 506.
Arnie enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and golfing with his buddies.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat, April 14, 2018 at Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9-10:45 AM on Saturday, before the service. Full military rites will be conducted at the funeral home, following the service.
Memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 98018, Washington DC, 20090-8018
To view Arnie's video tribute or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Celebration of Life Visitation

APR 14. 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CDT)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Celebration of Life

APR 14. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
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