MIchael Collard Sr.

Michael Anthony Collard, Sr., 58, New Salisbury, died at his home on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Mike was born in Louisville, on March 12, 1962, to Charles and Betty (Shanks) Collard. He married Johnna (Hoehn) Collard on May 25, 2012. Mike was a veteran of the United States Navy, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Engineman Chief. He proudly served his country for 20 years. Mike served in the Gulf Wars and as a member of the honor guard as the last beam was hoisted from the Twin Towers. He and Johnna enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, camping, boating and completing outdoor projects.

Mike is preceded in death by his father; brother, Wayne Collard; and daughter, Sara Collard.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Lou Collard; wife, Johnna Collard; four sons, Michael Anthony (Tabitha) Collard Jr., Travis Collard, Joshua (Autumn) Yocum, and Shawn (Amanda) Yocum; three daughters, Tabitha (Danny) Collard, Michelene (Kademe) English, April Yocum; five brothers, Kenny (Jennifer) Collard, Neil (Tammy) Collard, Jeff (Loni) Collard, Bryan (Connie) Collard, Richard (Robin) Collard; three sisters, Rose (Mark) Strychacz, Lavinia (Glenn) Arms and Rebecca Collard; 17 grandchildren, and  many cousins, nieces, nephews, as well as several loving brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Visitation will be held on the same day from 10 a.m. until time of service. Due to COVID restrictions visitation attendance is limited to 25 people at a time. A live feed of the services will stream on the Love Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 1p.m. Interment with military honors will be at Mt. Zion in Depauw.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s memory for funeral expenses in c/o Johnna Collard, 1815 Dogwood Drive NE, New Salisbury, IN 47161. 


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