Nelda G. Collins, 76

Nelda G. Collins, 76, of Swansea, IL, formerly of Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013, in Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a 7 p.m. vigil service, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the Main St. Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St Mary’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to

Nelda was born October 27, 1937. She arrived in Marshalltown in 1976 to join her husband Bernard Collins. Nelda was employed as a visiting nurse. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She moved in with her son and his family in Illinois to undergo chemotherapy. Now she is back home in Marshalltown, the place that she loved.

Nelda will be missed by her son; Joel (Ana Liza) Gonzales of Swansea, IL, three grandchildren; Isabel Gonzales, Anabel Gonzales, Clarice Gonzales, and two sister-in-laws; Barbara Freland, and Patricia Finch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Collins.