Helga Collins

helga collins

September 8, 1936 ~ September 17, 2019

Helga Bonkowski Collins, age 83, peacefully went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 17, 2019. She lived most of her life in New Jersey, where she raised two daughters on her own. She also worked at the American Bible Society in New York City for twenty-one years. She spent her last six years living in California. She loved her family, nature, cowboy music, wrote poetry, was a prayer warrior and told everyone about her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.

Helga is survived by her daughter Heidi & husband, Dr. Joseph Corso; daughter Linda & husband, William Lehman; grandchildren David & Eric Corso, Isabel & Gabrielle Lehman; brothers Helmut and Edwin Bonkowski. She is predeceased by her parents, Arthur & Emma Bonkowski; brother Meinhold Bonkowski and sister Gerda Mathis.

Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the First Reformed Church of the Palisades, 2420 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee, NJ. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 am, with a memorial service at 11:00 am. Private burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Billy Graham Evangelistic

Assoc: billygraham.org/checkout/give-honor-memorial.php.

For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100or www.frankpatti.com

“If I live, it will be for Christ, and if I die, I will gain even more.” Philllipians 1:21


Funeral Service: October 5, 2019 11:00 am

First Reformed Church Of The Palisades
2420 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Receiving of family and freinds: October 5, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

First Reformed Church Of The Palisades
2420 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. My heart goes out to your family she was one of the favorite patients. She was a remarkable lady and will be missed. my love to your family.

  2. Even though we lived physically miles apart, we were always close in spirit. We faced many ordeals and challenges together,as we progressed thru life,jointly,individually and as a family.Helga was a wonderful twin sister.She was loving,caring,and above all,a devoted servant of the Lord.I will miss her and hope some day,to be reunited with her in the next life.

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