Collier, Erna Eleanor

Erna Eleanor Hahn was born on August 17, 1917 in Saginaw County, Michigan and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw. Erna Eleanor Collier died on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Columbia, SC. In June of 1947, Erna married Harley A. Collier of Saginaw who preceded her in death on October 28, 1988. They lived in Michigan, Connecticut, Indiana and retired to Sun City Center, Florida in 1980. Erna was a Sunday School teacher for 8 years at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell, Connecticut and an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, Florida, serving more than 12 years on the Church Fellowship Committee and delivering Meals-On-Wheels. Before marrying, she worked at S.S. Kressges, Lufkin Rule and was later bookkeeper at Cromwell Crest Nursing Home. Erna took pride in her home and particularly loved dancing, golf, rose gardening and playing card games. She was known by her friends as outgoing and full of smiles and laughter. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Lynn and grandson, James Collier Kaukula of Atlanta, GA; son, H. Gary Collier and daughter-in-law, Delores, of Columbia, SC; and grandchildren, Joel (Suzanne) Collier of Asheville, NC, Hannah Collier of Columbia and Leah Collier (Greg) Brown of Fairport, NY; as well as 3 great grandchildren, Avery Collier, Jackson and Reagan Brown. She was preceded in death by her brother, Allen Hahn in August 1964. Services previously took place in South Carolina. Private burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Please share your thoughts and memories with Erna’s family online at