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Herbert Buchholz

Avon, SD

1937-38, 2746, Alcester, SCS-3

Herbert Buchholz was born March 30, 1920 at Avon, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA and died June 13, 2006 at Tyndall, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA.

Services were held Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Zion Lutheran Church in Avon, for Herbert Buchholz, 86, of Avon. Burial was in the church cemetery, rural Avon, with military honors.

Herbert Buchholz, son of Ferdinand and Caroline (Neu) Buchholz was born March 30, 1920, on a farm north of Avon.

He died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at St. Michael's Hospital in Tyndall, SD.

Herb attended country school south of Tripp through the eighth grade.

He married Margaret Engel on May 3, 1940, at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Avon.

Herbert Buchholz - Margaret Engel

Herb was drafted into the US Army following his marriage and served during World War II. He was a POW in Germany for six months.

Following the war, Herb was a mechanic on the trucks during the building of the dams in Pierre and Pickstown. He worked for International Harvester in Geddes from 1955 to 1956 and then returned to Avon. Herb worked for Pat Crosby's gas company, Consumer and Northern gas companies, and then started Herb's Repair in the 1960s.

Herb was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Avon and the Arthur Wissman American Legion Post #150 in Avon.

Herb will be remembered for his "tinkering" in his garage and his love of airplanes.

Herbert Buchholz - Prisoner of War

He is survived by his children: JoAnn Houska and husband, George, of Wagner; Arnold and Rodney and wife, Julie, all of Tyndall; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Gilbert, of San Jose, CA; sister, Elda Giedd, of Lake Andes; step brother, Clarence Mudder of Yankton; and many nieces and nephews.

Herb was preceded in death by his wife on January 28, 1997; parents; stepfather, Ted Mudder; brother, Reinold; stepbrother, Helmuth Mudder; and stepsister, Grace Stock.

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