Obit: Buchholz, Karl W. (1933 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Allar, Bjerke-Ulliman, Buchholz, Daniels, Drake, Hallgren, Hamill, Madden, Maldonis, Neitzel, Nichols, Schmidt, West

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 4/09/2015

Buchholz, Karl W. (8 JUL 1933 - 6 APR 2015)

Karl W. Buchholz, 81, town of Holway, died on Monday, April 6 at Golden LivingCenter-Continental Manor in Abbotsford, where he had resided the past five months.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the town of Holway, with Pastor Kris Bjerke-Ulliman officiating. Interment will be at Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Holway. Pallbearers will be Brian and Anthony Hallgren, Kyran Hamill, Brandon Drake, Greg and Jacob Allar, Dewey Schmidt and Tom Daniels.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, April 10 from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Karl Buchholz was born on July 8, 1933 in the town of Holway to the late Karl Wilhelm and Leona Henrietta (Nichols) Buchholz. He attended Forest Grove Elementary School in the town of Holway and was a 1950 graduate of Owen High School.

On Aug. 21, 1954 at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, he married Thelma Neitzel, who preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2004.

He drove milk truck and worked at Mildebrandt Cheese Factory, worked at Frederick Post Lumber Company in Owen for 12 years, at Foremost/Maple Island in Medford for 28 years, and farmed in the town of Holway his entire life until the spring of 2013.

He was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, past member of Pine Creek Riders Snowmobile Club, and a former player on the Holway baseball team. He enjoyed gardening, deer hunting, the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, visiting with his grandchildren and eating out.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah (Greg) Allar of Rib Mountain and Elaine (Brian) Hallgren of Medford; two sons, David (Jeri West) Buchholz of Eau Claire and Terry Buchholz of Curtiss; two sisters, Alvina Maldonis of Indiana and Fern "Toby" Madden of Winchester; eight grandchildren, Sadie (Kyran) Hamill, Kelsie (Brandon) Drake, Karlee Allar, Stephanie Buchholz, Anthony Hallgren, Jacob Allar, Michelle Buchholz and Rachel Buchholz; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Warren and Robert Buchholz and Bertha "Evelyn" Daniels.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church Cemetery Association.



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