Collar, Doyle

Doyle Collar, 75, of Addison, Mich., and formerly of Morenci, Mich., died April 12, 2014, at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.

Doyle was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Morenci, to the late Wells and Lola Bertha (Cody) Collar. He married Doris Thomas on Dec. 20, 1958, in Morenci, and she survives.

Doyle lived most of his life in Morenci and attended Morenci High School. He was the plant manager at General Broach Company (Formerly Eklund Broach) in Morenci for more than 43 years, before his retirement in 2003. His civic involvement included his seats on the Morenci City Council and Planning Commission. He also belonged to the Morenci Eagles and served as an umpire for Morenci Little League. Doyle's favorite past-times included golfing and bowling, and he especially enjoyed playing cards.

In addition to his wife, Doyle is survived by three daughters, Diane (and Ken) Fether of Morenci, Debra Collar of Houston, Texas, and Darla (and Dean) Vasher of Morenci; a sister, Lola Sue Wilson of Morenci; eight grandchildren, Garrett Masters of Morenci, Matthew (and Heather) Masters of Saginaw, Mich., B.J. (and Jolie) Masters of Oxford, Mich., Justin Vasher of Louisville, Ky., Melanie Vasher of Adrian, Joel (and Jessica) Fether of Columbus, Ohio, Zachary (and Amber) Fether of Winter Garden, Fla., and Andrew Fether of Wauseon, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren, Gaige, Derek, Trevor, Mason, Claire, Caleb and Logan.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Wells, Jr., Roy and Ted Collar; three half-brothers, Thomas Langford, Charles Langford and Clarence Collar; two half-sisters, Iva Emerick, and Amy Collar; three siblings in infancy; and a great-granddaughter, Anjil.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Jim Yatzek officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Morenci Education Foundation.