Passed away August 2, 2019 from complications of pneumonia. Survived by wife, Barbara, and daughters Alyson Turnquist (Kevin), Lisa Nagel (Brad), and 4 grandchildren, Parents Bud & Gladys Collette, brothers Randy and Chris Collette, sisters Cherie Weismann & Patty Lillie, and many neices and nephews. Memorial service to be held Sept. 14, 2019 at United Methodist Church in Anoka gathering at 10 am, service at 11 am. Memorials preferred.

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Richard Lofgren

Got a little more to add about John, I would copy any clothes he wore if he would wear, red pants, I would buy me red pants but they always looked good on John, I would throw mine away John always good on him, another thing he would do is push Up his glasses, now being a eye glass wearer I think of him, wanted to hang around The A grade classmates would hang around John he was in the circle Rest In Peace

Richard Lofgren

Would like to share my condolences to the Collette family, glad I got to visit with John few months ago and revisit the good times we had together, rest peace in my friend

Ron Colbert

I grew up with John and his brothers and sisters in the Vineyards in Coon Rapids. John was one of the most kind, fair and smart people I associated with back then. We enjoyed playing baseball, slot car road racing, bumper pool and even started our own garage rock band. John played the guitar. We also collected baseball cards and would always trade back and forth. All of the fun we had seems like it happened yesterday. I am still a bit in shock knowing that he passed. I pray for his wife Barb and his extended family, particularly John’s parents Bud and Gladys. We celebrate John and the life he lived, knowing that he is now in the arms of God. 🙏🙏🙏

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