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Ernest ‘Buck’ Collins Jr.

PINE RIVER — Ernest “Buck” Collins Jr., age 77, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. He was born to Ernest and Elva Collins on Dec. 29, 1935, in Hackensack.

Buck is survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Brad Collins and Brian Collins; sisters, Ellen Kloehn, Judy Stumph, Mary Brooks; brothers, George Collins, Jack Collins, Loren Collins, Bruce Eckman; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Wanda Johnston; and sisters, Amaryllis Eckman and Jeanie Eckman.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church, Swanburg. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.