NAME: Collinson, John Harland, Sr. (m. Lillian Mary Chalupsky)
OBIT: Tama News Herald, Thurs, 13 Jun 1985, Tama, Iowa
John H. Collinson
John H. Collinson, 66, Webster City, who graduated from Tama high school, died Friday afternoon, June 7, 1985 in Mercy hospital, Des Moines. He had been in failing health the past year.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 from the Foster Funeral Home, Webster City, with Rev. E. Edward Philgreem, officiating. Burial was in Graceland cemetery, Webster City.
John Harland Collinson was born June 25, 1918, in Carthage, S. D., son of Upton and Alta Mae Jones Collinson. He attended the schools in the area of his birth and when he was 15 years old, the family moved to the Tama community. He graduated from Tama high school, attended Grinnell College and graduated from A. I. B. in Des Moines.
From 1940 until 1945, he served in the U. S. Army in the Infantry and had duty in Europe and North Africa. He received the Purple Heart for meritorious service.
On Dec. 30, 1944, he married Lillian Chalupsky of Tama in Tama. The couple resided in Tama, Marion, Atlantic and moved to Webster City in 1970. Mr. Collinson was senior bank examiner for the State of Iowa.
He was a member of Ashbury Methodist church, Webster City, hiram of Trye Lodge No. 203, AF & AM, Tama, past president of Nishna Valley Za-Ga-Zig Shriners.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian, three sons and four daughters, John Collinson, Jr., Ontario, Canada, James Collinson, Montour, Joel Collinson, Grimes, Mrs. Joan Campbell, Webster City, Jane (Mrs. Dennis) Schwartz and Mrs. Jean Billingsley, both of Nevada, janet Collinson, wife of Richard Carroll, Muscatine; 13 grandchildren, one brother, Marvin G. Collinson, Lexington, N.C. and one sister, Charlotte (Mrs. John) Almond, Lombard, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.