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Collins Arnold

May 17, 2023 — March 8, 2024

Collins Elaine Arnold, 9 months, gained her angel wings on March 8, 2024 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN after fighting a courageous battle with HLHS. 

Collins was born May 17, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN to Nate and Jenae (Dabill) Arnold. Collins was a joy to everyone she encountered. She loved to snuggle, giggle, listen to Disney music, play her piano, and loved sitting in her chair to observe everything around her. Collins’ time earth side may have been short, but the impact she made on so many people was abundant and unmeasurable. Collins had a way of luring you in with her big, beautiful brown eyes, lucious eyelashes, and contagious smile. While she spent most of her life fighting in a hospital, she had a way of bringing those around her closer together and closer to the Lord. She was a true testament of God’s love and faithfulness. Our hearts are shattered beyond words, but we are comforted that Collins knows her Mommy loves her, her Daddy loves her, Tucker loves her, but most of all Jesus loves her. She is now wholehearted and is resting with the Lord.

Our family is forever grateful for the endless love, support, and prayers we received throughout this entire journey. We will never be able to say thank you enough for giving us the privilege to step away from home and work to love on Collins the past 9 months. We will never take for granted the time we had with her and will cherish it forever.

Collins is survived by her parents; Grandparents Tim and Nancy Dabill, Brian Arnold, Sue and Rob Mack; Aunts Miah (Truman) Haut, Mel (Jeff) Terhark; Uncles Matt (Jenn) Arnold, Bob (Jenna) Arnold, Michael (Desi Ries) Matthys, Taylor (Erika) Matthys; 11 cousins; and many, many other extended family members that will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her Grandmother Robin Matthys-Arnold; Great-Grandmothers Marjorie Kokott and Helen Mlnarik; Great-Grandfathers James Kokott, Marvin Dwelle, and Frank Mlnarik; Great Aunt Julie Dwelle; Great Uncle Dennis Dwelle; Great Cousins Levi Dwelle, Aubree and Brenlee Odin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Ronald McDonald House, Rochester, MN in honor of Collins- ​CLICK HERE
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 23, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Family will be receiving friends from 4-7. This is a visitation, there is no set service.

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