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Herman McCollum

Herman McCollum, 90 of 103 S. Sunny Knoll Drive, Apt. 14, Winchester, IN died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Randolph Nursing Home, Winchester. He was born January 18, 1915 in Winchester to the late John and Eunice (Curry) McCollum. He was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass in Winchester. He was a member of American Legion Post #39, Winchester and the Winchester National Guard. He served in the Army during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Evelyn (Crist) McCollum of Winchester; two sisters, Evelyn Golliher of Farmland and Christina Sisk of Winchester; a brother, James McCollum of Hawaii; three grandchildren; three nieces, Tonya (husband Tim) Puccini of Union City, Ind., Nikki (husband Kenny) McCoy of Winchester and Sandy (husband Bob) Miller of Lancaster, Ohio; and three nephews, Rick (wife Ruth Ann) Crist, Tony (wife Stacey) McCollum and Tim McCollum, all of Winchester.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jack McCollum; and a brother, Bernard McCollum.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, January 21 at 11 a.m. at the chapel at Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester. Dr. Kenneth Rickett officiated. Military services were conducted at the cemetery. Burial was at Fountain Park Cemetery.

A memorial donation from the 612th TDB was sent in memory of Mr. McCollum to American Legion Post #39 in Winchester, Indiana.

 

 

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