Duane E. Buchholz, 72, of Tripoli, Iowa, died Friday, October 5, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota from natural causes.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, October 8, 2012, at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour before services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery in Tripoli. Memorials may be given in his name to Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli or directly to the family.
Duane Erwin Buchholz, son of Lorenz and Renetta Zander Buchholz, was born February 23, 1940, in Douglas Township of rural Bremer County, Iowa. He was baptized on March 24, 1940, and confirmed on April 11, 1954, at St. John’s United Church of Christ-Siegel of rural Waverly. He attended rural school and graduated from Tripoli High School in 1958. Duane served for four years in the U.S. Army Reserve following high school.
On May 26, 1963, he was united in marriage with LaVera Meyer at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of rural Sumner. He farmed from 1970 to 1997, before moving into Tripoli. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, bowling, playing cards, and most especially, enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, LaVera of Tripoli, he is survived by one son, Jeffery Buchholz of Greene; one daughter, Shirley Brown of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren, Jacob (Ashley) McCready, Tara McCready, Kyle McCready, Allison (Mirsad) Catic, and John Buchholz; three great grandchildren, Alexis Nichols, Cameron McCready, and Madalyn McCready; and one sister, Darlys Sachtschale of Oelwein.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald Buchholz; and one brother-in-law, Henry Sachtschale.