Angela "Angie" Marie (Collins) Thomas

August 6, 1960January 9, 2022
Obituary of Angela "Angie" Marie (Collins) Thomas
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 9. Born on August 6, 1960 in Valley City, ND, preceded in death by her mother, Viola Veil Collins and grandparents, Edward & Iris (Hurley) Collins and Frederick & Bertha (Kubler) Veil. Survived by husband Kevin Thomas; daughters Jasmine Tredwell-Owen and Haley (Tony) Fritz; her 5 grandchildren, Vienna Tredwell-Owen and Reid, Quinn, Felix and Ari Fritz; her father, Ben Collins; brothers Joel (Margo) Collins and John (Bing) Collins; sisters Alicia (Jay) Caufield and Amy (Tony Ring) Collins; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. The second of five children born to Ben and Vi, Angela spent her early years in North Dakota with her stay-at-home mom, Vi and father, Ben who provided for the family. At 8, Angie and family moved to Wayzata where she remained until she was a junior in high school when the family returned to North Dakota. She graduated from Jamestown High School and went on to study at Jamestown College where she met her first husband, Greg Reid. Their marriage produced two beautiful children which were the joy of Angie’s life. Greg and Angie made a home in Colstrip, MT where Angie was a school secretary and loved interacting with kids all day. She was known for her tremendous sense of humor, fun and pranks throughout her life. After a couple of years in Colstrip, Angie moved on to become an investment planner in Forsyth and Glendive, MT. She was a successful planner because she cared so much about her clients and their long-term financial needs. She was recruited to a new position in Artesia, NM which meant a big move and change for her family. She spent seven years in Artesia before the illness of her mother, Vi, caused her to come ‘home’ to Minnesota. She most recently was an Investment Planner in Delano, MN at Investment Centers of America. Angie was an artist at heart. She was always tinkering with her creativity, from drawing to painting to clay caning. She created beautiful clay art pieces. Angie wrote 20 plus witty and whimsical children’s books. She was able to publish one before her passing, “Don’t Bite the Babysitter” inspired by Brendan Ring. Her daughters hope to make more of her writings available in the future. After a couple years of single life, Angie met the love of her life, Kevin Thomas. Their love for each other and love of enjoying their life together in good times and bad was remarkable. To put it bluntly, Kevin just tickled Angie to her very soul. She loved him deeply and spent the days of their marriage enjoying all the fun you could fit into a day. They golfed, played pool, spent time with friends and family, adored their 5 grandchildren, vacationed in MN and Iowa- where Kevin is from, and travelled a bit when they could but the time at the cabin in Minnesota and at the river in Iowa were Angie’s favorites. Angie was compassionate woman with a huge heart for her family, her friends and her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Throughout her life, she made friends wherever she went. She enthralled them with her pranks and her desire to get out there and mix it up. Join us to celebrate Angie’s life. The funeral will be held at 11 am on January 21 at Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Rd 24, Wayzata, MN 55397 and a Celebration of Life on January 22 at 3 pm at Inn Kahoots Bar, 45 Hamel Rd, Hamel, MN 55340. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thomas family.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Celebration of Life