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Scott Michael Collum

Scott Michael Collum, age 44, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, Tuesday evening, November 7, 2017. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 13, 1973 to Elaine Marie (Sniadecki) Helminiak and she survives. He attended Swanton High School and Penta County Vocational School, graduating in 1991. On September 21, 2004 Scott married Shannon Keil at Lake Tahoe.

Scott worked as a grinder machinist for Fiat Chrysler Toledo Machining Plant. He enjoyed fixing and working on computers, working on his truck and riding three-wheelers. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Dale Earnhart, Jr. fan. Scott was also a Civil War and WWII buff and spent time watching the History Channel. He also had a love for arborvitae trees. His most precious times were those spent with his family. One of the most memorable highlights of his life was in September 2014, when his family vacationed in Hawaii!

Besides his loving wife of 13 years, Shannon, and adoring mother, Elaine, Scott is survived by his brother, Donald, Jr. Collum; mother-in-law, Vicki Keil; brother-in-law, Kraig (Lora) Keil; special nephew and niece, Collin Keil and Kara Keil; great-aunt, Evelyn Nagy; God parents, Mark Malak and Barbara Bayse and his special canine companions, Lucy and Desi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Helminiak; and father-in-law, Craig Keil.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 13th from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Matthew Lash officiating. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Monday, November 13th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Funeral Service: Monday, November 13th at 1:00 pm in the Funeral Home

Interment: St. Richard's Cemetery

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Shannon I'm so very sorry for your loss we were all very close friends through high school and after scott was a remarkable man such a good guy and I'm still in shock over this...my heart goes out to you and your family and his.. thoughts and prayers and love

Annette Bedford Nov 11 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Shannon: Even though I only met Scott once you knew right away that you were the love of his life. Hopefully your wonderful memories will bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers will be with you

lisa axonovitz Nov 10 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Shannon: I worked with Scott a few years back. He was a wonderful person to be around. He even told me about his loving wife at home and some of the adventures that you have had. I remember seeing pictures of a vacation that you two went on. He loved you dearly. I hope your memories and love for him will live on for a lifetime. I pray for you and your family for your loss. God bless

Belinda Shular Nov 10 2017 12:00 AM

Scott....I remember the day in kindergarten..you said I had pretty brown eyes...you were my first crush..my first kiss...you will forever be in my heart....your wife was very lucky to have you as her husband...your a great person. I will miss you. I thank you for still being friends. Keep that stair way open. I need me a hug from you. I will never forget our friendship.

Marlenemoll Nov 10 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I had this young man on my bus for many years. He was awesome. Rest in peace Scott.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Nov 9 2017 12:00 AM