Douglas P. Collins, 56, of Effingham, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at his home.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham.

Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Renovation Project. Please send memorials in loving memory of Doug to Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 405 S. Henrietta St.; Effingham, IL 62401.

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Douglas was born on July 24, 1962, in Decatur, the son of William Q. and Barbara J. (Bauer) Collins. He was united in marriage to Robin Wiedman on October 7, 1988, in Effingham. As a man of faith, he was very hard-working, and his drive to willingly help others was unbelievable.

Doug was an energetic and fun-loving man who enjoyed fishing, hunting and being a committed Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Effingham Elks, Effingham Knights of Columbus and Sunrise Rotary.

Doug is survived by his wife, Robin Collins, of Effingham; son, Alex (Lauren) Collins, of Effingham; daughter, Hillary Collins, of Indianapolis, IN; grandson, Greyson Patrick Collins; siblings, Debbie (Rick) Highcock, of Decatur; and William (Denise) Collins, of Mt. Zion; mother-in-law, Mary K. Wiedman, of Effingham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Hal (Penny) Wiedman, Kent (Cyndi) Wiedman, Roberta (Dave) Martin, Beth Wiedman and Todd Wiedman; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John in infancy, and Michael; father-in-law, Robert Wiedman; and sister-in-law, Carol Miller.