From 50th Anniversary photo
John Charles von Colln
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 6, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    West Cape May, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 20, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of John (Jack, Jackie, Dad, Papa) be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, John Charles von Colln who was born on June 6, 1937 and passed away on June 20, 2010. We will remember him forever. Obits can be found here: http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/ad256/keoni_photos/John_Charles_von_Colln/Obits/

Please take time to look at the photos, stories.. and please visit often over the next month or so.  There will be a lot of additions.  He kept many articles and important papers...  The most significant will be shared.

Additional pictures, articles, videos and full resolution pictures and movies of what's on this site can be found here (hint, look to the left for sub directories of specific subjects): http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/ad256/keoni_photos/John_Charles_von_Colln/

Hello Friends:  You can contribute by "lighting a candle", adding a favorite photo, writing a story.  Attachments can be added to stories, so you can attach a scanned newspaper article, photo..

Thank you for sharing your life with us and this wonderful man.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 20th June 2016

"Thinking of all the special times we shared - so many wonderful memories. I love and miss you Dad!"

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 20th June 2015

"Thinking of you, all that you did for me and love you gave to me!  I will always love you!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 20th June 2015

"Dad, Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and all of the wonderful memories we shared. I love and miss you very much!"

This tribute was added by Sue Sowers on 20th June 2015

"Good thoughts and smiles when I think of you and our childhood."

This tribute was added by Ronald Von Colln on 6th June 2015

"Jack, you are my cousin and one of my best friends."

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 6th June 2015

"I still think of you everyday! What a great brother you were! I will always love you! Butch"

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 20th June 2014

"Not a day goes by that I do not think of you and all you did for me. Four years is hard to believe. We shall be together again some day. Until then I will do what I do, and that is miss you! Love, your little brother."

This tribute was added by Sue Sowers on 6th June 2014

"Forever in my heart big guy !!!"

This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 6th June 2014

"It's hard to believe that you've been gone for nearly four years. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, I have so many wonderful memories that I will always cherish ... Dad, I love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 6th June 2014

"Well brother Jack, another birthday and I still miss you. More now then ever! God Bless, Butch."

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 6th June 2014

"Well brother Jack, another birthday and I still miss you. More now then ever! God Bless, Butch."

This tribute was added by Ronald Von Colln on 20th June 2013

"Gone but never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 6th June 2012

"Brother Jack, I miss you and think of you every single day! You were a great role model. I am still very proud of what you accomplished in your life. Love, Butch."

This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 6th June 2012

"Dad, I'm thinking of you on what would have been your 75th Birthday (and is Mom's 74th) ... you are always in my thoughts and I love you very much!"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Willson on 6th June 2012

"Thank you for sending this memorial .....Cousin of Sandra's.....
(Mary) Rebecca Hardy Willson......

June 6, 2012"

This tribute was added by Ronald Von Colln on 6th June 2012

"Jack may not be with us in person but he will always be in my heart.
Your cousin, Ron"

This tribute was added by John von Colln on 21st June 2011

"We spent the weekend with Mom.  You would be proud, she’s so strong.  Father, teacher, mentor, my best friend, the most honorable and bravest of men.  I’ll make you proud by raising my son as you have raised me.  I Love and miss you DAD, John"

This tribute was added by James McPheron on 20th June 2011

"A year has come and goone and still you are missed, to the family he will always be in our thoughts. Im sure God is smilling down on John and he is was of his guardians at the gates to Heaven.   Good Bye for now I will see you in the future.  James M"

This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 20th June 2011

"It's hard to believe it's been a year, you've been truly missed ... I love you dad."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Whiteley on 20th June 2011

"I still think of you everyday Papa, I have your picture up just under our TV, I went shooting yesterday out in the desert yesterday with some friends and took your little French pistol out! That little thing is fun!!! I love you so much,
Jonathan"

This tribute was added by Eldon von Colln on 17th July 2010

"My Dear Brother Jack, I love you and you will be sorely missed. You were my hero and my idol. I will always cherish the times we spent together, Love Butch"

This tribute was added by Shirley Hillblom on 15th July 2010

"So many memories from our many years boating.  John, you are now enjoying many other loving boating buddies that have left us.  We always remember the "bear hugs" they were the best."

This tribute was added by Sue Sowers on 14th July 2010

"John (Jack) will always be remembered with a smile in my heart. Thoughts and prayers go to Sandra and family."

This tribute was added by Dr Nancy Doreo on 9th July 2010

"What a beautiful tribute to an honorable man!"

This tribute was added by carmen howard on 8th July 2010

"John will always be remembered... Sandra, I am here for you!  Peace be with you and all of John's family and friends! Hugs, Carmen"

This tribute was added by Sue Rockholt on 8th July 2010

"John was a wonderful friend on C-Dock & Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club.  We had wonderful times cruising the Islands, and much comraderie on our boats.  Time moves on.  We will meet again, John"

This tribute was added by Chuck Wideen on 7th July 2010

"He was a great guy to chat with, with so much to offer he will be truly missed."

This tribute was added by Lenny Neigel on 7th July 2010

"It's always a sad day when we loose another "Brother" time will heal all. God bless you all."

This tribute was added by Russ Lons on 6th July 2010

"My first Patrol Sgt. at the old West End station. I have always admired VC for his way of breaking in new Deputies.  (and it was his way)
Always to be remembered!!!

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This tribute was added by John Plasencia on 6th July 2010

"I worked West End Shriff Station with John. He loved his job with the sheriff's office. He used to call it the "Besnt End. God bless him and his family."

This tribute was added by Rene (Ray) Cadieux on 6th July 2010

"I remember his humor and a sweet guy with a big heart!!"

This tribute was added by Rebecca Willson on 6th July 2010

"Rebecca Hardy & Alvin L. Willson lit a candle on 25th June 2010

Cousin Sandra, we want you & your family to know that we have received your note on Jack's passing......"

This tribute was added by Ron Forbush on 6th July 2010

"So long John, it was great knowing you. God's love to you Sandy."

This tribute was added by ROBERTA BUCHANAN on 6th July 2010

"We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Roger Coyle on 6th July 2010

"Both my dad Ruben Coyle and myself knew John for a long time.  He was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew and worked with him."

This tribute was added by allen miller on 6th July 2010

"Allen timothy millerI worked with jon in the id bureau,we had a lot fun,he was agood man, an well be missed, God bless you all"

This tribute was added by James McPheron on 6th July 2010

"May you rest in peace another brother LEO gone but never forgotten. rest in Gods arms."

This tribute was added by James Benson on 6th July 2010

"My first rememberance of "Retired" Sgt. Von Collins was he examined a positive fingerprint identification when I worked fot Lt. Marcu Grounds; very professional expert."

This tribute was added by Larry Malmberg on 6th July 2010

"I fondly remember John from the ID Bureau at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.  He will be missed by many, I'll always remember the good times."

This tribute was added by Glenn Koons on 5th July 2010

"As a Cape May grad with Sandra, and a friend of Jack, I commend this brave couple for facing many many problems , hurts, health problems and yet still faced them by looking forward with God and others"

This tribute was added by anna antoni on 4th July 2010

"We remember a lovely young couple who moved next door to us from Jersey. A young man who was so upset his wife was going thru a difficult birthing that he came to us crying. God be with you all"

This tribute was added by Eugene Gilmore on 3rd July 2010

"Eugene Gilmore
John was one of my first sergeants at West End.  He was a great guy, wonderful sense of humor, intelligent,caring and was the sergeant whose shift you hoped you were on. Bless him."

This tribute was added by Roger Black on 3rd July 2010

"When I was a young Deputy for the SBCSD in the early 1970's, John was one of my Sergeants.  He was a wonderful Sergeant, mentor, and was always good to me.  I am greatly saddened by his passing.  May God Bless and watch over his Family."

This tribute was added by Loretta Cole on 1st July 2010

"the Whiteley family-I did not know John personally but through Debbie who I worked with for 8 years and her Mom who I shared Creative Memories with. My condolences to all of you."

This tribute was added by Debra Smith on 25th June 2010

"Im very sorry for your loss of such a sweet & loving man."

This tribute was added by Debbie Whiteley on 25th June 2010

"Forever in my heart ... I love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Whiteley on 25th June 2010

"I love you Papa, I will always remember you and the many many wonderful times we had. You will be greatly missed!!!"


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