Let the memory of John (Jack, Jackie, Dad, Papa) be with us forever
  • 73 years old
  • Born on June 6, 1937 in West Cape May, New Jersey, United States.
  • Passed away on June 20, 2010 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States.

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.

Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 19th June 2016
Thinking of all the special times we shared - so many wonderful memories. I love and miss you Dad!
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 19th June 2015
Thinking of you, all that you did for me and love you gave to me! I will always love you!
Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 19th 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!
Posted by Sue Sowers on 19th June 2015
Good thoughts and smiles when I think of you and our childhood.
Posted by Ronald Von Colln on 5th June 2015
Jack, you are my cousin and one of my best friends.
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 5th June 2015
I still think of you everyday! What a great brother you were! I will always love you! Butch
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 19th 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.
Posted by Sue Sowers on 5th June 2014
Forever in my heart big guy !!!
Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 5th 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.
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 5th June 2014
Well brother Jack, another birthday and I still miss you. More now then ever! God Bless, Butch.
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 5th June 2014
Well brother Jack, another birthday and I still miss you. More now then ever! God Bless, Butch.
Posted by Ronald Von Colln on 19th June 2013
Gone but never forgotten.
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 5th 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.
Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 5th 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!
Posted by Rebecca Willson on 5th June 2012
Thank you for sending this memorial .....Cousin of Sandra's..... (Mary) Rebecca Hardy Willson...... June 6, 2012
Posted by Ronald Von Colln on 5th June 2012
Jack may not be with us in person but he will always be in my heart. Your cousin, Ron
Posted by John Von Colln on 20th 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
Posted by James McPheron on 19th 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
Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 19th June 2011
It's hard to believe it's been a year, you've been truly missed ... I love you dad.
Posted by Jonathan Whiteley on 19th 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
Posted by Eldon Von Colln on 16th 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
Posted by Shirley Hillblom on 14th 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.
Posted by Sue Sowers on 13th July 2010
John (Jack) will always be remembered with a smile in my heart. Thoughts and prayers go to Sandra and family.
Posted by Dr Nancy Doreo on 8th July 2010
What a beautiful tribute to an honorable man!
Posted by Carmen Howard on 7th 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
Posted by Sue Rockholt on 7th 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
Posted by Chuck Wideen on 6th July 2010
He was a great guy to chat with, with so much to offer he will be truly missed.
Posted by Lenny Neigel on 6th July 2010
It's always a sad day when we loose another "Brother" time will heal all. God bless you all.
Posted by Russ Lons on 5th 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!!! )
Posted by John Plasencia on 5th 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.
Posted by Rene (Ray) Cadieux on 5th July 2010
I remember his humor and a sweet guy with a big heart!!
Posted by Rebecca Willson on 5th 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......
Posted by Ron Forbush on 5th July 2010
So long John, it was great knowing you. God's love to you Sandy.
Posted by ROBERTA BUCHANAN on 5th July 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Roger Coyle on 5th 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.
Posted by Allen Miller on 5th 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
Posted by James McPheron on 5th July 2010
May you rest in peace another brother LEO gone but never forgotten. rest in Gods arms.
Posted by James Benson on 5th 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.
Posted by Larry Malmberg on 5th 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.
Posted by Glenn Koons on 4th 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
Posted by Anna Antoni on 3rd 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
Posted by Eugene Gilmore on 2nd 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.
Posted by Roger Black on 2nd 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.
Posted by Loretta Cole on 30th June 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.
Posted by Debra Smith on 24th June 2010
Im very sorry for your loss of such a sweet & loving man.
Posted by Debbie Whiteley on 24th June 2010
Forever in my heart ... I love you Dad.
Posted by Jonathan Whiteley on 24th 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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