Herbert “Herb” E. Collins II

March 30, 2023

Herbert (Herb) E. Collins II, 68, of Frankfort, Ind. passed away on March 30, 2023 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.  He was born September 8, 1954 in Lafayette, Ind. to Herbert E. & Janice (Felthoff) Collins.  He married Laura Matzen on June 10, 1978 in Frankfort and she survives.

Herb was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived in Clinton County his entire life.  He retired from Sun Chemical, Inc. in Frankfort after 42 admirable years of employment as a Senior Lab Technician.  He was of the Catholic Faith.  Herb was a member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge for many years and enjoyed the camaraderie of the summer golf league. He was an avid softball player in his younger years and built an affinity for the golf course later in life. He was lifelong I.U. Hoosier basketball fan. He enjoyed the outdoors immensely, through activities such as hunting, camping with his young family and fishing.

He helped nurture his five beloved grandchildren, Nathan, Rhett, Vada, River and Griffin – and looked forward to welcoming another grandchild due this May.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 12 Noon-2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 S. Mary’s Ave., Frankfort. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Buntin Cemetery. Memorials donations may be made to the American Diabetes Fund or to the Collins family for a tree to be planted at The Frankfort Commons Golf Course.

Survived by:

Wife: Laura Collins of Frankfort, Daughter: Bethany (Adam) Wojtkiewicz of Indianapolis, Sons: Nathan (Robin) Collins of Columbus, OH, Nicholas (Camille) Collins of Battleground, Sisters: Sheila (Craig) McCarty of Georgia, and Janella (Ned) Pearcy of Frankfort.


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36 Condolences for “Herbert “Herb” E. Collins II”

  1. Beth Garrison March 30, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Sorry to hear Herb passed. Thinking about you Laura and the kids.

  2. Bob and Sheryl Williams March 30, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss, we’re thinking of you and your family.

  3. Mund March 30, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    We are all so sorry for your loss. We are praying for the collins family and sending our love to all of you during this time. Sending love from the Mund Family.

  4. Mallory Grayson March 30, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Herbie was an amazing guy and will be very missed! I enjoyed getting to know him throughout the years at Collins-Graysons get togethers. I will be praying for strength and peace for your whole family. I love you all!

  5. William Taylor March 30, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    So sorry to hear of Herb’s passing….I remember the days at the ball park cheering on the boys. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Skip and Theresa Martin March 30, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  7. Kim Ray March 30, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    Sending sympathy and condolences to Laura and the Collins family. Find comfort in the arms of our Lord.

  8. Tom and Cheryl Gerding March 30, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Laura and family sorry for your loss!

  9. Julie McQuade March 30, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    Laura and family. We are so sorry to hear this. Herb was a great guy.
    You are all in our prayers. Bud and Julie

  10. Mary Patchett March 30, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    Laura and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear that Herb has passed. My sincere condolences to all of you. He was a pleasure to work with while coaching little league. I watched the kids grow up playing sports and Herb coaching. He will be missed by his many friends.
    Mary Patchett

  11. Annette Stockberger March 30, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss Laura. Prayers for you your family.

  12. Marcia March 30, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Laura, Bethany, Nick and Nathan,
    Janella, Mark and Derek,
    I’m just so sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for you. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  13. Ron & Erilda March 30, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Dearest Laura & Family,
    Our hearts are so saddened & broken to hear of your precious Herb’s passing. He was a gentle giant. May God wrap His loving arms around you & hold you close. Keeping you in our thought & prayers. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  14. Deb Sears Walker March 30, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  15. Austan Kas March 30, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    Thinking of your families. I’m sorry for your loss.

  16. Pete Compton March 30, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Herb’s passing. I have so many great memories growing up in Frankfort with Herb. I always thought of him as a quiet, humble ‘Gentle Giant’ with a heart of gold…..and always with a smile on his face.
    My heart goes out to the family and may all of you find strength and peace in the days to come knowing Herb is in His hands.

  17. Mark Tapp March 31, 2023 at 6:35 am

    So sorry to hear about Herb’s passing. Was a real character and everyone liked him. Prayers to his family.

  18. LaDawna Roberts March 31, 2023 at 7:32 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Laura. I’m sending love & prayers to you and your family. God bless you

  19. Carol and Kevin Hamilton March 31, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Laura and family,
    Kevin and I are so sorry to read of Herb’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family.

  20. Richard & Melody Miller March 31, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Laura and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss.

  21. Dan Overman March 31, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Laura, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss and emptiness.

  22. Steve Swift (Joshua’s dad) March 31, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Nate, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray your dad is now dancing in the glory of the Lord.

  23. Nancy Swift March 31, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    Nate and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep the good memories alive.
    Steve and Nancy Swift

  24. Betty Wheeler March 31, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Janelle, so sorry for the loss of your brother. He was a great person…prayers!

    John & Betty Wheeler

  25. Jeff Martin March 31, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    To the entire family my deepest condolences go out to all of you. I fell so fortunate to have Herb as one of my best friends, and when i think back on the times we shared it always brings a smile to my face! I can honestly say that there was never a time that we didn’t meet that both of us would begin to smile. The man truly was as easy going and gentle as anybody I have ever met, until we meet again dear friend!!!!!

  26. Deb Wilson March 31, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Laura and family, So sorry for your loss.
    Deb (Ford) Wilson

  27. Andy Scott March 31, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Sorry to hear about Herbie. Prayers for Laura and the whole Collins family.

  28. Cindy Cacy March 31, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    He will be sadly missed. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
    Bob and Cindy Cacy

  29. Gale Calloway March 31, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Laura and Family sorry to hear of Herbs passing! our thoughts and prayers our with you, throughout this difficult time!

  30. James Collins April 1, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    So sorry to all of Herbert’s family. May God be with you all.

  31. Kevin Pippenger April 1, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    My prayers go out to the family Herb was a great guy and I am so sorry for your loss

  32. Herbert and Emily Neher, Scott and Kristlyn (Neher) Merritt and family April 2, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Dear Laura and family, Sending you all our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies at your time of loss. May Our Lord bring you comfort and may His Spirit and fond memories bring you peace. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord! And may Perpetual Light shine upon him! May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, find Light, happiness and Peace! Amen !

  33. George Irwin April 2, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Herb’s passing. I have very fond memories of us growing up and playing football together. He will be sadly missed by all of us. Herb was a great man and a good friend.

  34. Brock Felthoff April 2, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Brock and Jill

  35. Theresa Guffy April 2, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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