Collin C. Fjetland

Collin C. Fjetland, 74, of Woden, passed away Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at Lakeside Lutheran Nursing home in Emmetsburg surrounded by his family.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden with Rev. S. Kim Peterson officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Tuesday  at the  Cataldo Funeral Chapel,  310 Main St., in Woden.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeside Lutheran Home or Palo Alto Hospice both of Emmetsburg.

Collin Clifford Fjetland, the son of Clifford and Verlette (Moen) Fjetland, was born October 4, 1943 in Forest City, Iowa.  He was baptized and confirmed at Forest City Evangelical Lutheran Church and attended Forest City High School. On June 30th, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carmen Marie Brandt at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Titonka, Iowa and to this union, they had 3 children.  Collin worked at Winnebago Industries, Ley Motors and later opened Lake Auto in Crystal Lake until retiring in 1999.  In his retirement, Collin drove school bus for Forest City Schools.

Collin loved classic cars and spent much of his life restoring them.  He was a member of the Gamblers Car Club and enjoyed attending car shows.  He also had a passion for music and for 25 years he was a member of the “Rondels Band”, which included his two brothers Lon and Jerry and a close family friend, Lou Banta.  He enjoyed playing the violin, keyboard and steel guitar.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Carmen; three children, Colen (Shari) of Emmetsburg, Crystal (Chad) Anderson of North Mankato, MN and Cory (Stacie) Fjetland of Emmetsburg; seven grandchildren, Drew (Kaylee) Humphrey of Des Moines, Ashley (Andrew) Trick of Emmetsburg and Alex, Caleb, Sophia, Carsen and Conner Fjetland of Emmetsburg. He was blessed with four great grandchildren, Jack, Cole, Althea and Saylor Grace.  He is also survived by a sister, Virginia (Dennis) Loux of Clear Lake; two brothers, Lon (Roxanne) of Clear Lake and James Rassmuson of Humboldt; a sister-in-law, Cindy (Kerm) Belvance of Forest City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Verlette (Moen) Fjetland; his father, Clifford Fjetland; brother, Jerry Fjetland; a granddaughter, Calista Fjetland; and his grandparents.

Arrangements are with Cataldo Funeral Home of Woden.  941-926-5756   www.cataldofuneralhome.com