Mayor Mark Senter and Mike Collins CemeteryThe City of Plymouth is pleased to announce Michael Collins as the new Cemetery Sexton at Plymouth’s Oak Hill Cemetery.

Since 2009, Collins has served as assistant to long-serving Sexton Jim Ousnamer who retired earlier this month.

Born and raised in Fulton County, Michael Collins worked for area dairy farmers until moving to Plymouth in 1987 to take a position with BPC Manufacturing. He later worked for 17 years with Bomarko before joining the cemetery staff in 2006.

Collins and his wife, Emyle Kruyer-Collins, have two sons and five grandchildren.

Mike Collins said during the swearing in ceremony on Monday, “Jim has been training me for this moment for the last 13 years, and I’m grateful and appreciate the opportunity.”

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter added, “I have great confidence in Michael’s abilities and know that under his leadership the cemetery, and its important mission of serving our community’s families, will be in good hands.”