Belinda Sue Buck


February 27, 1951 - December 4, 2009




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.



Tuesday, December 8, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, December 9, 2009
11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Sherri Keenan Helmers on March 4, 2010
Wayne and Family,
So very sorry to hear this news. I always remember the good times working at KFC. You are always in my thoughts and my prayers.
Posted by Marty and Wendy (McBrayer) Royston Family on December 17, 2009
Wayne & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Sue's sudden passing. Thinking of and praying for the family this holiday season.
Posted by Pat Sance on December 10, 2009
Susie and I were classmates and graduated together in 1970
I am so sorry for you loss and I know you will miss her dearly, We recently reconnected on facebook. I will always remember that Susie had a smile on her face and very caring person
You and your family are in my prayers
Posted by Lisa (Dey) Ham on December 10, 2009
Wayne and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. My love to all the family. I often think of the days when I worked at KFC and how were were all family. My prayers are with you and the rest of your family. God Bless. Love to all. Lisa (Dey) Ham
Posted by Diane Lawrence on December 10, 2009
Wow..I had just visited with Sue and Wayne when they were getting their haircut the other day. My condolences to the entire family....That is all I can say..I am deeply saddened and shocked by this....
Posted by Ann Bauman on December 10, 2009
Sorry could not make it to the funeral. But my thoughts and prays are with the whole family. Sue will be deeply missed. She was fun to work with at KFC.
Posted by Dustin & Tammy Walz and family on December 9, 2009
Sympathies to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

God Bless you all

Dustin & Tammy Walz & family
Posted by Cindy Reno Monica on December 9, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss of Susie. We went to school together and had even lived down the street from each other years ago in Reserve, La. We had reconnected with Facebook and I am so thankful that we did. I know she will be dearly missed by all who loved her, including her friends from long ago. You are all in my prayers.
Posted by Kim (Overbay) Huke on December 9, 2009
Bridget...I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by Darlene and George Delaune on December 9, 2009
George and I were classmates of Belinda's in Ponchatoula. She was such a great and caring person. She always had a smile on her face. We had recently reconnected through Facebook. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will be missed by all.
Posted by Bud Gordon on December 8, 2009
To the Buck Family and the Schmitt Family

When I received the news about Susie I could not believe my ears. From our early years of growing up, to my last year of high school, she always seemed to have that warm smile and cheerfulness about her. Of course we had our little disagreements, but what cousins don't. Besides they only lasted for a few short minutes. I regret that I was unable to be there with you during this sorryful time. I know you will miss her very much as will I. My thoughts and prayers will be with you often. God Bless and Keep You Always.

Bud Gordon
Ponchatoula, La
1st Cousin
Posted by Tammie Munsen on December 8, 2009
Wayne & family,
I was so suprised to see of Sue's passing. I will always be thankful for having known her and the fun we had at KFC. She was such a vibrant, caring, wonderful person who found the positive in everything. Here smilie was so uplifting. May God grant you strength and peace.
Posted by Pastor David, Carla & Rebekah Bambas on December 8, 2009
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We have many fond and fun memories of Sue. May you know God's comfort in this time.
Posted by Shirley Forrest Dykes on December 8, 2009
Belinda and I went to school together in Ponchatoula, La. She was such a wonderful person even way back when..Our class had such a close relationship, much like family..We were all from a small town and either, realated to almost everyone in town or, went to school with them... Somehow, we were all connected.. and loved each other.. I still live in this small town.. even though it's grown in size, I'll always have pleasant memories of Belinda in our high school years.. A fun class..
Posted by Toni Jo Johnson Simon on December 8, 2009
Belinda and I were classmates and friends growning up. We did not see each other often, but we would run into each other ever now and then. We would catch up on things and talk about old times and always made promises to visit each other, which I am sorry to say, we never did. I will miss her, and my prayers are with you at this time.
Posted by Charlene Shockley Williams on December 8, 2009
I was a classmate of Susie's. We had great times together. I am sorry for your loss and I know she will be missed. Your family is in my prayers.
Posted by M'Lou Thompson on December 8, 2009
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and all of your family will be in my prayers.

(Classmate of Belinda's)
Posted by Delbert & Kathy Northrup on December 7, 2009
We were shocked to see the news in the paper today. We will always remember Sue and her smile. Our prayers are with you and your families. God bless you all.
Posted by Brian, Carrie, and Elizabeth Sandhoff on December 7, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Kelly Gross on December 7, 2009
My sympathy goes out to the entire Buck family. My mom passed away on the Friday after Thanksgiving and I made a brief stop at County Fair to get a few items. I avoided most of the people in there because I didn't want to make small talk but I did stop to say "hello" to Sue as she was standing near the produce section. She was a day brightener and I felt I needed a little dose of cheer. Who would have known it was going to be that last time I saw her! She will be missed by many!!!
Posted by Sheilah Stoneback on December 7, 2009
Wayne and family:

I am sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I will always remember Sue for her abundance of optimism and for being one of the hardest working individuals I have ever known. My sympathy goes out to all of you.

Sheilah Stoneback
Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by Sara Speer on December 7, 2009
Thinking of your family and sending prayers your way.
Posted by Shane Comp on December 7, 2009
Our love and our prayers go out to you and your family.
Posted by patricia reimnitz on December 6, 2009
wayne and family

You and your family have our deepest sympathies. We were surprised to hear this tragic news. We will keep you in our prayers.

Ted and Pat Reimnitz and families
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