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Michael J. Collier

Born: 1944     Died: 2014

Michael J. Collier

Michael Jeffrey Collier. Age 70. Passed away at his home Saturday evening with family by his side. Vietnam Army Veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor and The Purple Heart. He retired from the Illinois National Guard as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dear son of the late Raymond and Viola nee Lyons and son-in-law of William Byrnes and the late Mary nee O’Connor. Loving husband to his devoted wife of 42 years Mary Fran nee Byrnes. Cherished father of Kathleen, Christine (Ryan) Richter, Michael Jr. (Sara), Brian (Cindy), Joseph (Melissa) and Mary Catherine. Proud grandfather of Alex, Ethan, Tucker, Reegan, Brenna and Eloise Joyce. Dear brother of Kay (Bob) Sranske, Tim (Connie), Mary (Steve) Stanfield, Tom (Denise) and Terri (Fred) Spicer. Brother-in-law of Dorothy Van Buskirk, William (Susan) Byrnes, Karen (Pete) Donald and Jean (Barry) Davis. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral Wednesday 9:00 A.M. from The Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park to St. Catherine of Alexandria Church 10621 Kedvale Ave. Oak Lawn. Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.Visitation Tuesday 2-9pm. In lieu of flowers donations to Homes for our Troops 6 Main St. Taunton, MA 02780 appreciated. 708-614-9900 or


December 16, 2014  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


December 17, 2014
Mass 10:00 am
St. Catherine of Alexandria Church Oak Lawn, IL

Final Disposition:

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, IL



Dan Shepler 12-29-2014 10:38

Love and prayers go out to the entire Collier family during this difficult time. There will always be very fond memories of family reunions at the farm. You are in our prayers.
Dan & Mindy SHepler, Stacy, Steve and Jennifer and families.

Dr. and Mrs. Cordes 12-19-2014 09:29

Dear Fran and Family,

We send our heartfelt condolences to you and pray for you and for Mike.


Jeanne and Robert Cordes

Ron Peter 12-17-2014 16:01

Our condolences and prayers are with all of you. May he rest in peace.

Chantal Plowman 12-17-2014 07:11

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace knowing that your father is now in the loving hands of Jesus Christ and that his spirit will live forever. Love you!

julie setaro 12-16-2014 15:18

Fran, Katie, Chris ,Mike ,Brian, Joe and Mary.
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great family man, friend and neighbor to all. Always helpful and giving of his time. Always great talking with mike his sharp wit and kind heart , you will be missed my friend. God bless.

Judy Spychalski 12-16-2014 12:39

My prayers are with you and the family.

Judy Spychalski

The Bodnar Family 12-15-2014 18:02

Mike and Sara, (and the entire Collier Family) We are sorry for your loss. We send our prayers your way. Your Dad is watching over all of you, with a smile on his face! I'm sure thinking what a wonderful family he has! Bless you!

Wally Glogowski 12-15-2014 14:24

Dear Brian and Cindy, I am very sorry for you lose. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Glynn/Susanna Searl 12-15-2014 12:31

Our prayers and condolences to Fran and family.

Andrew Todaro 12-15-2014 10:09

Love and prayers my dear friend to you and your family. Sounds like heaven is going to be a better place with your dad up there.


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