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.