Loismae Collins passed away peacefully November 16, 2019. She was born April 28,1927 to Elsie and Reinhold Schrotke in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1944. To help in the war effort at the age of 17, Loismae started her nurses training at Emanuel Hospital and became an RN.
She married Julius Leo Collins, October 1, 1949 in Portland, Oregon. Following her husband, who was in the Coast Guard, she had six children in 10 years, in five different states and six different cities.
She loved to travel with friends to Europe and across the United States. After living alone for 40 years she moved to Laurelhurst Village assisted living where she made new friends before passing away.
Loismae was preceded in death by her husband in 1972. She is survived by Barbara (Mason) Scardigli, Jennifer Langlow, Lois Collins, Sue Cantin, Douglas (Nancy) Collins, Paul Collins and Mike (Debbie) Collins, four grandchildren (Scott, Keith, Gerry and Linda), and two great-grandchildren (Nicholas and Stella).
A Celebration of Loismae's life will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 6705 SE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Burial will follow the service at 1:00 pm at Willamette National Cemetery.
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