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Dean Collinson

Dean Collinson Dean Collinson

Dean T. Collinson, 64, formerly of Loyal, passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at River Pines Long Term Care Facility in Altoona. A private family service will be held at the Hulke Funeral Home in Eau Claire on Nov. 14. Interment will follow at the Loyal Cemetery in Loyal. A celebration of life is planned for a time around his birthday in July 2021.

Dean was born on July 18, 1956, in Marshfield, to Lloyd and Lois Collinson. He grew up in the Loyal area and graduated from Loyal High School in 1974. He furthered his education at Chippewa Valley Technical College (formerly District One). He went on to work in the food service/restaurant industry and eventually did custodial work before becoming disabled. Dean loved to bake and made lots of great treats for his family and his friends. He loved entertaining his family on Christmas Day for the past few years. Dean had a special place in his heart for Disney and longed to visit Disney World, and he was given that opportunity by being accompanied by his niece, Renae. He was a trivia nut, and loved old movies, music and old cowboy shows. His church meant so much to him, The Church of the Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by his three brothers: Robert (Carol), David (Denise), and Roger (Monica); one sister, Julie (Jim) Hill; his nieces: Renae (Travis) Meservey, Kristi (Ryan) Loeck, Elizabeth, and Isabella; his nephew, Matthew; his great-great nieces and nephews; his step-daughter: Rhoda (Rene) Perez and his step grandchildren, Angel, Andrew and Alex; his step-son, Rob (Jenny) Schutte and step-grandsons, Ryan and Eric; a step-son, Rurik; and one uncle, Harold Collinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, his aunts and uncles, and four of his cousins.

The family would like to thank Dean’s caregivers for the past couple years at River Pines along with all his medical care givers from various facilities in Eau Claire and Marshfield and also the great team of Moments Hospice.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Dean’s name to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3335 Stein Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.