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Charles A. Colligan

November 8, 1935 ~ December 2, 2020 (age 85)


Charles A. Colligan, 85, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Charlie was born November 8, 1935 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie Colligan.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus Counsel 451.  Charlie graduated from Marmion Military Academy and the University of Notre Dame.  He owned Colligan & Company Insurance Agency for 47 Years.  Charlie earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation in 1963, was President of the Indiana Professional Insurance Agents Association 1982-1983, was past President and 55 year member of McMillan Park Lions Club, and received the Man of the Year Award from the Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne - 1988.  Charlie loved to play golf and tennis, as well as spending time at Coldwater Lake and Jupiter, FL with his family. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joan; children, Michael, Mary Jo (James), Kathryn (David), Charles Jr. (Beth); 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, with two on the way; siblings, Margaret, Frank, Jerry, and Stan. He was also preceded in death by son, Tom; siblings, Joan, Joe, Paul, Mary, and Mike.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Road, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be also Friday, December 4, 2020, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. Face covering required and social distancing will be observed.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or Heartland Health and Hospice. 


December 4, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Divine Mercy Funeral Home
3500 Lake Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

December 5, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
December 5, 2020

1:00 PM

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