Belinda Sue Buck was born February 27, 1951, at Independence, LA, to Frederick and Kathleen (Knock) Schmitt. She grew up and attended school at Ponchatoula, LA, and graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1970. She worked at several Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants in the New Orleans area. On May 10, 1978, she married Wayne Buck in Ponchatoula. The moved to Mitchell in 1977, and opened the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Mitchell in 1978. She was employed at Firesteel Healthcare Center and County Fair Food Store. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, was a church youth group leader and was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Jaycees.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; four children: Bridget Neugebauer and husband, Mike of Mitchell, Kathy Buck of Mitchell, John Buck and wife, Amanda of Sioux Falls, and Mark Buck of LaCrosse, WI; three grandsons: Taylor Buck, Kade Neugebauer, and Ethan Neugebauer; one granddaughter, Megan Buck; two brothers: John Schmitt and wife, Pamela of New Market, NH, Robert Schmitt and wife, Anita of Schertz, TX; and one sister, Brenda Schmitt of Ponchatoula, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents.