Mary A. Collins


ALTOONA, Wis. — Mary A. Collins, 76, and formerly of Eau Claire, Wis., died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, Wis.
Mary was born on Dec. 26, 1936, in Bayport, to Chester and Alice (nee Lohman) Bahneman. While growing up in Bayport, Mary attended Stillwater area schools. In 1954, she married Roger Nolde; together, they had three children. She later married Dale “Bud” Collins.
Mary was a waitress and worked for Draganetti’s for many years.
Survivors include her children, Dean (Natalie) Nolde of River Falls, and Kim (Calvin) Saxton of Eau Claire; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother: Chester Bahneman of Hudson, Wis.; a sister: Janice (Larry) Carlson of Marine on St. Croix, and a son-in-law, Randy Albertson of Altoona, Wis.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a daughter: Pam Albertson, and a granddaughter: Andrea Saxton.
Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel, 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway in Altoona. Interment is in Forest Center Cemetery in Springbrook, Dunn County, Wis. Friends may call from 10 a.m until the time of services.
Plombon’s All Faiths Funeral & Cremation Service of Altoona is serving the family.