Chester Collins Death, Obituary – We are writing to notify you of the loss of Reverend Chester (Chet) L. Collins, who served as the pastor of St. Luke in Bellaire and St. Anthony of Padua in Mancelona. You may find more information about his life and ministry in the attached obituary. We are sorry to inform you of his loss and are writing to share the news. His congregations will always remember him fondly as a man who was empathetic to the plight of others and showed kindness toward them.
The devastating information that he has passed away is being sent to you in the letter that we are currently in the midst of writing to you at this very time. It was on the 10th of January in 2023 that he went away, which implies that 2023 was the year that he passed away in. While you are going through this challenging time, we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that God grants you his blessings and gives you his serenity. An obituary will be published on this website as soon as the arrangements for the funeral have been finalized and are ready to be communicated to the general public.
The funeral arrangements have already been started. Lord, We entreat you, Lord, to answer our prayers in a way that will bestow upon him an endless peace and tranquility that can only come from your answers. And may the light that shines upon him not be one that dwindles away over time, but rather one that lasts for all of eternity. It is my hope that, through the grace of God, the spirits of all of the good people who have ever lived and passed away, from the beginning of time until the present, may one day be at rest in heaven for all eternity. Amen.