Annette (Brink) Collins

Annette (Brink) Collins, age 54, of Adams, passed away on November 9th, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse after a short battle with COVID-19. 

Annette was born on September 19th, 1967 in Milwaukee, WI. She attended Adams-Friendship Area Schools and graduated in 1986. She later married Lester Collins with whom she had three children. Annette worked in a variety of places over the years including Farnam, IGA, Villa Pines, and Cedar Shack. She loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren, read, and watch movies. 

Annette is survived by her partner of 15 years, Chad Phillips, children, Mollie (Jon) Biermeier of Cambridge, Andrew (Michelle) Collins of Adams, & Megan (Jeremy) Collins of Adams, four beautiful grandsons, Elijah Peterson, Oliver Collins, Walter Collins, and Anson Biermeier, her brother, Ronald Brink Jr, nephews, Charles (Sara) Hewitt, Ronald (Kate) Brink III, and William (Shannon) Brink, as well as many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Nancy (Bortle) Brink, and father Ronald Brink Sr. 

A memorial for Annette will take place at the Friendship Village Hall located at 507 Lake Street, Friendship WI on Friday, Nov 19th. The memorial will be from 3-8pm with a eulogy at 5pm and a dinner to follow. All family & friends are welcome to attend.

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  1. Deedee Heath says:

    So very sorry for your loss Megan. Thoughts and prayers sent your way.

  2. Tonya Dye says:

    So sorry for your loss

  3. Tammy Renner says:

    Annette was a very quiet,pleasant,and friendly person. I dont ever remember her saying a cross word to anyone or about anyone or anything. A true example of what humanity should really be. We shared moments at Villa Pines and I always enjoyed seeing her and sharing short pleasant conversations with her. Rest in peace Dear Lady you will be missed. Bear Hugs.

  4. Robert Warren says:

    My Dear Sweet Annette; Losing a childhood friend that I remember being so playful and free spirited in such a tragic way seems surreal. Rest In Peace my friend. I hope you are at peace and enjoying time with your mom and dad and your grandparents. May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest….. xoxo Robby

  5. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are sorry for the loss of Annette. Our sympathy to her family at this sad time.

  6. pat holm jodarski says: and friends sorry prayers and also for this dreaded virusto be eliminated have lost several friends also,

  7. Cynthia Babcock says:

    My condolences to the family in these troubled times.

  8. Jerry Wendt says:

    This pandemic has taken so much from so many. Despite never meeting Annette I have seen her love and caring in her daughter as she works to help students here in Stoughton go onto career success. The comments from so many people tell me of her love and positive impact – so it saddens me greatly to hear of her passing. I will however rejoice in the love God given to all of believers in Jesus work, life death and resurrection. It sounds clearly she is in heaven with him. That is something to very thankful for.

  9. Stephanie Klopotek says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing Annette at the Library; she will be missed.

  10. Sharon Addy says:

    Annette touched so many with her big smile and a cheery outlook. Those who were close to her and saw her often were blessed. You have my sympathy on your loss.

  11. Robert Schiefer says:

    So very sorry for your families loss, prayers and thoughts.

  12. Mark and Jo Ann Hiller says:

    So sorry to hear of Annettes passing. We send our love and prayers to you all.

  13. Trish (Zant) Klatt says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Annette. She was a sweet and caring person. Hold your memories close to your heart.

  14. Terry Moore (Lanke) says:

    Ron and Family….so very sorry to hear of Annette’s passing. So many fond memories of our family’s getting together in the good ole days. Annette was shy but I so loved her laugh…..when we could get one out of her. My thoughts are with you all.

  15. Lori, Billy, Macy says:

    Mollie, Andrew, Megan, and families,
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was such a nice lady and always had a smile to share. Thoughts n prayers,
    Billy, Lori and Macy Armstrong

  16. Kathy Zschernitz says:

    I knew Annette for 40 years, and she always had a smile and a kind word. She was so down to earth. God gained an angel, and she will always be looking down on her kids and grandkids. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  17. Lloyd and Julie Ebert says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  18. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss.. she was a sweetheart and will be missed

  19. Sandy Pheiffer says:

    To Mollie, Andrew and Megan,
    I was stunned to learn of your mother’s passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know there is a hole in your heart. Take care of each other.
    Sending love and prayers for peace.
    Sandy Pheiffer

  20. Curtie & Michelle Pollex says:

    So very sorry for the loss of y’all’s Mom. 😇 I never knew her but I know how painful this has to be. May God comfort y’all’s hearts and minds. Hugs~🙏❤️🙏

  21. Doris Gullickson says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragic time. May your memories of Annette, an amazing woman, ease a portion of the pain you are going through. Her sense of humor and smile will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Annette.

  22. Elana says:

    I sure will miss my amazing cousin. Annette was a wonderful person. Caring and kind. An amazing mom and grandma. God sure has gained a great Angel. Annette… Til we meet again I will miss you and our memories of mischief and fun will always make me smile.

  23. Melody Ackley says:

    A wonderful woman who will be missed by many, the family is in my thoughts and prayers. May she fly high with the angels .

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