He was born on June 6, 1930 in Manawa, son of the late Edward and Mabel (Hidde) Buchholz. On March 31, 1950, he was united in marriage to Betty Johnson in Manawa where they enjoyed 60 years of marriage together until Betty’s death in 2011. Gilbert and Betty farmed for 40 years. Gilbert was a very proud and hardworking farmer. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa.
He is survived by his children: Donna (Harold) Hopp, Stevens Point; Wayne (Sue) Buchholz, Clintonville; Diane (Jon) Seeger, Ogdensburg; Todd (Laura) Buchholz, Manawa; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Sturm; brothers, Melvin Buchholz and Norman Buchholz and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The funeral service for Gilbert will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Nathan Reichle officiating. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf. A visitation for Gilbert will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family wishes to thank the Manawa Community Nursing Home for their wonderful care and kindness shown to dad, Southern Door Care of Waupaca and also Pastor Nathan Reichle for his kind words and prayers.