John R. Collins, 67, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Kansas Soldiers Home in Fort Dodge. 

He was born Dec. 18, 1950, in Dodge City, to Jack E. and Ladine Schweitzer Collins. He was a 1968 graduate of Garden City High School.

Mr. Collins worked for National Cash Register, where he was a computer technician for 33 years until his retirement. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include five siblings, Virginia Patterson, Michael V. Collins and Marty Dinkel, all of Garden City, and Kelly Collins and Janine Norton, both of Rozel. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kansas Veterans' Cemetery, with military rites conducted. 

Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Soldiers Home or Finney County RSVP, both in care of Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Memories may be shared in the guest book at