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Zachary Collier

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:06 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Zachary I. Collier, 38, of Princeton died Monday, July 14, 2014, at his residence.

Zachary was born April 13, 1976, in Spring Valley, to John and Janet (Chamberlain) Collier.

He graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School. He was a tech supervisor for J.C. Whitney.

Surviving are his mother, Janet Collier, and companion (Mark Slimko) of LaSalle; one daughter, Alexandria Collier of LaMoille; one sister, Cynthia (Steve) DeFreezer of Princeton; one nephew, Seth DeFreezer of Princeton; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Dickinson of Morrison; his paternal grandparents, Edgar and Betty Smith of Sturgis, Mich.; his loving aunts and uncles, Ann Chamberlain of Prophetstown, Linda (Mike) Corken of Aurora, Faith (John) Hiatt of Cumming, Ga., Peggy Hostetler of Mishawaka, Ind., Patrick (Susan) Chamberlain of Dixon and George (Lisa) Chamberlain of Thomson; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Collier.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, with George Chamberlain officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be in Hopeland Cemetery, Buda.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for Zachary’s family at

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