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Morris Linn Collier

Morris Linn Collier

Morris Linn Collier, August 5, 1949 – January 17, 2022

Morris Linn Collier of Mascoutah, Illinois was born August 5, 1949 in Yuma, Arizona to Joseph & Lillian (nee Rezba) Collier. He died January, 17th, 2022 in Taos, NM while visiting and being cared for by his son Zachariah.

He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lillian Collier.

He is survived by his four (4) children James Morris Collier, Sara Lin Collier, Zachariah Drexel Collier, & Moriah Linn Collier and three (3), Grandchildren Juliet, Chloe, & Declan. Morris is also survived by his brothers Joseph “Joe” and Elliot Collier, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Morris, a proud American patriot served as a Specialist 5th class with the 175th US Army Security Agency in the Vietnam War. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry/Parks & Recreation and was a life-long lover of nature and the outdoors. He retired from the United States Postal Service in Austin TX to care for his mother until her death, then to enjoy traveling and spend time with his family. His way always was Family came first; then service to others.

He was a friend and member of First Baptist Church of Mascoutah and the Elkton Union Church in Elkton.

Morris had a fondness for historical reenactments and occasionally participated in rendezvous. He was a free spirited and adventurous individual who enjoyed practicing the survival skills he learned in the woods as a young boy. Studies in astrology, world history and current events were a passionate pastime that he enjoyed sharing with others.

Memorial service will be Saturday, February 26th, 2022 at Elkton Union Church, Elkton, IL 62268 at 1200 noon.



  1. Anonymous on April 22, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    Gone but not forgotten, we love and miss you Pappy!

    -Morris James Collier

  2. Anonymous on February 25, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Morris and I are first cousins, His mother and my Dad, Rufus Rezba are siblings. I have many treasured memories of growing up with Morris–(especially when he made our Grandpa Rezba’s famous Brunswick Stew 🙂 and times spent together in our adult life. Morris is one of the most selfless, kind, caring, and loving man I know and whom I admire so much! Family was a priority and sooo important to him. He took wonderful care of his Mother! I loved listening to him talk about his many adventures he experienced —Morris lived life—a lesson we could all learn from him! He was a wealth of information from A-Z & how we should never eat GMO food :)—He knew so much about our Rezba genealogy. I feel very blessed to be able to call Morris my family and friend. I will miss you my dear Cousin! I know I will see you again in our Heavenly Home! In Loving Memory of you—Always, Micki Rezba–Hallock

    • Anonymous on April 13, 2022 at 10:41 pm

      My Ann Jones and I knew Morris from a long time ago in Panama.We used to play together as young kids in Panama.We reconnected in St. Louis when his mom came back to MASCOUTAH. I am sorry I didn’t know he had died. I am going to miss him a lot.

  3. Anonymous on February 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    I was also a classmate, and Morris and I went to the junior prom together. I will miss his unique perspective.
    Carol Crane

  4. Anonymous on February 18, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    I was so relieved when I knew Morris was going to Zach’s house to be cared for like he had so lovingly cared for his mother. I met Morris in High School, class of ‘67, and continued our friendship through class reunions and gatherings! Morris always had incredible insight into so many topics and his unique personality was like a magnet. We all love you Morris and will remember you until we meet again. Love, Libby (Winegar) Poston

  5. Anonymous on February 18, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Met Morris and his family at First Baptist Church. We were fellow Classmates at MCHS. Our families were close. We remained close friends and shared the love of a brother and sister….without the fights! In 1966 Morris traveled with my family from Mascoutah to California. It was a two week trip, camping along the way. We had so much fun….horseback riding, hayrides and countless lookouts at the Grand Canyon. Our last contact was a text letting me know he arrived at Zach’s safely. He was a gentle man with a tender heart. He adored his children. He will be deeply missed. Save a seat for me in Heaven for we will have a lot to talk about! 💜💜
    Much love,
    Roxie Dimpel (or Diane Smith as I was known in high school)

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