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August 1st, 1923 – Thursday, March 4, 2010

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo
Sunday March 7th
4 PM

Visitation Information

Pauline M. (Kelm) Collins,
08-01-23 ~ 03-04-10
age 86 of Buffalo, MN.
Pauline was born to Hilbert and Lana Bell (Walton) Kelm on August 1st, 1923 Quasqueton, IA.
Pauline was united in marriage to Joseph G. Collins at St. John’s Chapel in Austin, MN on February 19th, 1943.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Collins who passed away in 1982, daughter Cheryl “Willow” Anderson, parents Hilbert and Lana Bell Kelm, brother Virgil (Mary Ann) Kelm.
Pauline is survived by Children: Gary (Barbara) Collins of Buffalo, MN and Gary’s son Matthew Collins, their children Corey Collins and Heather (Jami) Becker.
Trudie (David) Kneiszler of Edgewater, FL and their children Cyndi (Todd) Dapshis, David Kneiszler, Nicole (Patrick) Hammock, Cheryl “Willow” Anderson’s children Taunia (Jeff) Femrite, Martin Anderson, Tristine (Eloy) Galvan, Tara (Joseph) Lukach and Maxwell Anderson.
Brian (Darlene) Collins of Forest Lake, MN and Brian’s son Thomas Collins, Darlene’s son Micah Johnson.
Great-Grandchildren: Christine, Conner, Shayne (Tiffany), Rachael, Joseph, Kyle, Samuel, Anna, Logan, Lanna, Aliyah, Zerah, Tarisa, Garrett, Daniel, Andrew, Trisaunia, Kristoffer, Shawn.
Great-Great Grandson Bradley.
Siblings Hilbert “Ray” (Helen) Kelm of Superior, WI.
Nieces Nephews other relatives and friends.
Purple attire is requested for
Celebration of Pauline’s life Sunday 3-7-10 at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo 763-682-1363 4 PM, gathering of friends and family 1 hour prior. Fellowship to follow.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Buffalo Wrestling Booster Club.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Don & Laureen Bodin

    Dear Brian and the Collins Family,
    Our deepest sympathies in your loss. Pauline was such a neat lady. We remember what a great fan she was of Buffalo High School wrestling. Our Dad, Bill Zaske, worked with your Dad at MNDOT as you’ll recall, and Don worked with Joe at Paul’s Standard station years ago. Great memories of your parents! Sincerely, Don & Laureen

  2. Cindy Krause Kennedy

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Karen Elsenpeter

    My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Jeff Habisch shared with the wrestling booster club some great memories he had of Pauline. I only wish I could have met her. Without a doubt the Buffalo Wrestling Club has suffered a great loss of one of our biggest fans.


    Karen Elsenpeter
    Buffalo Wrestling Booster Club Secretary

  4. Sharon (Petersen) Poirier

    Remembering you in prayer. May you be blessed with the special love & comfort that only God can give ~
    …My memory goes way back to a sweet gal and her “Pink Comet(?)”….

  5. Randy Birkner

    Brian and Darlene,
    Not what I expected to see when I googled your names hoping to connect with you again.
    I’m so sorry to hear. Your mom was a great person. I remember having many a fun conversation with her. I hope her last years were good ones.
    If you get this, please reply back to my work email. I am putting together an invite list for Tami’s SURPRISE 40th on 6/26, we would LOVE to see you guys again!


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