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Christine Collison

March 12, 1946 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 75)


Christine Collison, 75 years of age, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic.

Christine was born March 12, 1946 in Hamtramck, Michigan to the late Mary June and Walter Earl Gaffke.  She was the oldest of 3 children; one brother, Larry Gaffke, preceded her in death. Christine graduated from Port Hope High School and then went on to Beauty School where she received her Cosmetology license.  Christine later went on to work for Dow Corning, retiring in 2000.  Christine’s passion in life, other than her family, was cooking and helping others whenever in need.  She enjoyed spending time with close friends, who will miss her terribly, and traveling.  Christine similarly enjoyed scheduling and organizing several casino bus trips yearly.  Christine was also a member of the Sanford American Legion Post 443. 

Christine married the late Donald Ervin Collison on September 4, 1965 and had two children.  She leaves behind her daughter, Andrea (Gary) David of Sanford, Michigan; son, William (Jennifer) Collison of Normal, Illinois; 4 grandchildren; Jordyn David, Ryleigh (Cory) Peitsch, Logan, and Cierra Collison; 1 great-granddaughter, Isla Peitsch; 1 brother, Steven (Dawn) Gaffke.

 Andrea would like to say a special thanks to her mother’s main Doctors and Care Staff at Cleveland Clinic and especially Christine’s primary nurse and friend, Suzi Gard, for their excellent care and compassion for Christine.

Private burial service was held at Midland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  A celebration of Christine’s life will be held in the spring time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered in Christine’s name to Cleveland Clinic Gift, PO Box 931517 Cleveland, OH 44193.  Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home. 

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