Marquette University mourns the loss of Frank Collins, former employee and alumnus. Collins passed away on Friday, March 22, at the age of 99.
Collins received his undergraduate degree from Marquette in 1941. In 1947, he graduated from the Law School. After serving as the director of student activities from 1947 to 1959, Collins went on to serve the country as a staff sergeant in the army— he was involved in seven major combat battles including four D-Day invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy. He was named an Honorary Citizen of Utah Beach by the mayor of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont in 1984 and was later awarded the Jubilee Medal by the president of Normandy in 1994.
A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Dominican Catholic Parish followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. More information is online.
Please remember Collins, his family and friends in prayer.