Concord, CA
December 3, 2023
Carol Ballard Fiegen Collins was born in Colton, SD on May 29, 1936 and passed away in Concord, CA with a smile on her face the morning of December 3, 2023. Born and raised in Colton, she would go to school there and then in 1956 marry Richard Fiegen and have one daughter, Debbie. In 1970 she moved to San Jose, CA and began a new life, and a few years later would marry Gene Collins, who died in 1985.
She worked for many years for the Santa Clara County and would retire from there in 2000. In 2001 she moved back to Sioux Falls, SD until May 2016 when she would move to Concord, CA and live with her daughter and son-in-law. She would remain there until January 2023 when her care needs exceeded home care ability. She would reside in a private home care setting where much loving care was provided.
She was a woman who lived a simple life. She loved the color blue, horses, wolves, cats, and McDonald’s Happy Meals.
Graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2024, at the Minnehaha Lutheran Cemetery, rural Colton. Rev. Randall Questad will be officiating. www.minnehahafuneralhome.com