Everett James Collings, DDS
December 19, 1929 - May 23, 2020
A private funeral service for Everett James Collings, DDS, 90, of Huron, SD, was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish of Huron, SD, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2020, with Father Michael Schneider officiating.
Interment was at St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery of Huron, SD.
Everett James Collings, DDS, died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Avantara Huron of Huron, SD.
Everett James Collings, DDS, was born Dec. 18, 1929, at Mitchell, SD, to Frank and Elsie (Talich) Collings.
He was raised in Kimball, SD, and graduated from high school in 1947.
He attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, and went on to attend dental school at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
He graduated in June of 1953, enlisted in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1955.
Everett married Ruth L. Reilly in July of 1951 in Highwood, Illinois. The couple had six children – Susan (died at birth), James and spouse, Aki of Hayama, Japan, Thomas and wife, Lorinda of Black Hawk, SD, Barbara
and husband, Ed of Boise, Idaho, Margaret of Flandreau, SD, and Jeffrey of Nampa, Idaho.
His wife, Ruth passed away in April of 2001.
Everett married Janice Warren of Huron, SD, in May 2003. Janice passed away in May of 2009.
Dr. Collings practiced dentistry for 40 years in Huron, SD.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Knights of Columbus, National Dental Association, Jaycees and the American Legion.
Grateful for having shared his life are his sister, Shirley Kunzweiler of Marcus, Iowa; his five children, James Collings, Tom Collings, Barbara, Margaret and Jeff Collings; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and
four great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Collings in April of 2001; his second wife, Janice Collings in May of 2009 and his parents, Frank and Elsie Collings.
Welter Funeral Home of Huron, SD, was in charge of arrangements.