Reuben Buchholz


July 18, 1913 - February 21, 2009




     Reuben Buchholz was born July 18, 1913 at Avon, SD to Emanuel and Ida (Schmidt) Buchholz.  He received his schooling from the Giedd School at rural Avon.  He was employed as parts manager at Rozum Motor Company in Mitchell for thirty-two years.  On June 3, 1941 he married Hilda Oorlog.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church and later the Northridge Baptist Church.  He was involved in the church where he served as deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, trustee, treasurer and worked with AWANA.  He was an avid New York Yankee fan and was a devoted Christian who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

      He is survived by his wife Hilda; one son, Curtis Buchholz and wife, Carole of Soldotna, Alaska; a son-in-law, Fred Smith Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD; four grandchildren, Bill Smith, Dixie Beebe, Kristina Buchholz and Jon Buchholz; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Nathan Buchholz of Sioux Falls, SD; two sisters, Iola Walkes of Sioux Falls, SD and Fern Burger of Lewiston, ID.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Janice Smith, three brothers, Harry, Leonard and Edwin, five sisters, Mamie Christians, Dorothy Saylor, Minnie Hubner, Molly McGovern and Lorine Fischer.



Friday, February 27, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 28, 2009
10:30 AM
Northridge Baptist Church
323 West 23rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Orville & Lori Sayler on February 28, 2009
Our deepest sympathies and thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. Very sorry our family could not attend.
Posted by David & LaVonne Fischer on February 26, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Reubens family. Please know that he will be missed.
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