Duane E. Buchholz

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. 


Dan Dirksen on October 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM said:

LaVera,Shirley,Jeff & Families

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead.
Ronny and Wanda Heidemann on October 8, 2012 at 5:18 PM said:

Our deepest and heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the family. Duane was an amazing and wonderful man and he will be missed. Please find comfort in these words, John 14:1-4 Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
Angie Haskovec on October 8, 2012 at 4:02 PM said:

LeVera and family. We are so sorry to hear of Duane's passing. Mom shared with me that you had just gotten back from a fishing vacation. So glad to hear you'll have those wonderful memories to cherish. Sending our our caring thoughts and condolences as you go through this difficult time.

Angie (Schwickerath) Haskovec and family
elaine schwerin willers on October 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM said:

John and I were so sorry to hear of Duane's passing! He seemed so well when we stayed with you in May. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family. God bless you all. Sincerely, elaine
Brad & Kim Bunce family on October 7, 2012 at 9:17 AM said:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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