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Willie Rudolph Buchholz

Willie Rudolph Buchholz

Willie Rudolph Buchholz, 78 of Fargo, ND died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Willie was born June 9, 1936 to Paul and Erna (Schulz) Buchholz in Durbin, ND. He graduated from Casselton High School. He served in the US Army as a machinist and an MP and was stationed in France for 3 years.

Willie married Donna Gebeke on April 25th, 1959 in Arthur, ND. They lived in West Fargo, ND until 2008 when they moved to Fargo. Willie and Donna celebrated over 50 years of marriage. Willie worked for Dans Oil and Lepird Drywall, both of West Fargo. He then became part-owner of Hauck and Buchholz Drywall which they operated for 30+ years until Willie retired.

Willie enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was known for his keen eye spotting wildlife, just ask one of his Sons or Nephews. If you ever went fishing with Willie, you needed to plan for a long day! He also enjoyed making "special" pancakes for his Grandkids and always whistled while he worked and played. His sense of humor and quick wit will be missed by all.

He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Blilie, West Fargo; two sons, Randy Buchholz, West Fargo and Rick (Karla) Buchholz, Big Lake, MN; grandchildren, Jeni (Lee), Derek, Austin, Jared and Anna; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Laynee and Ashton; sisters, Elda Foster, Fargo, Margaret Foster, Arthur and Paulette (Jim) Frasier, Boise, ID; brothers, Leslie Buchholz, Casselton and Art(Beth) Buchholz, Erie.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna; parents Paul and Erna; sisters, Violet, Marvel and Nancy and one brother, Arnie.

Visitation: Thursday, July 31 from 5-7 pm at West Funeral Home, West Fargo and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Prayer Service: Thursday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral Service: Friday, August 1 at 11:00 am at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Fargo.

Interment: Arthur Cemetery, Arthur, ND.

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