He was born on May 18, 1935 in the Town of Belmont, Portage County, son of the late Floyd and Nellie (Low) Buckholt. On November 13, 1954, he was united in marriage to Lyla Harris. He was a farmer and hauled milk for 32 years.
He is survived by his wife Lyla; was a loving father of: Barbara (Michael) Balthazor, New London; Dennis (Julie) Buckholt, Waupaca; Gerald Buckholt Jr., Fond du Lac; loving grandfather of Ryan (Kim), Canada; Theresa (Eric), Manawa; Jason (Kelly), Wisconsin Rapids; Heather (Nick), New London; Daniel (Debra), Waupaca; Amy (Michael), New London; Jesse (Tina), Oklahoma; Merri, New London; 23 great-grandchildren that he loved dearly; also sisters: Mary Adams, Sherry (Richard) Hunkins, Brenda (Kenneth) Batten, Taffy (Harold) Morgan; brother, Jay Buckholt, many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David, Bruce; sisters: Elaine, Audrey, Nancy and Debbie.
A memorial service for Gerald will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega with Rev. Pam Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin’s Mill Cemetery in the Town of Royalton. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.