John J. Buchholz

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1920
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

WOOSTER – John J. Buchholz, 98, of Wooster died peacefully June 8, 2019 at West View Healthy Living surrounded by family.

He was born July 7, 1920 on his family farm in Wooster to August and Nora (Fesler) Buchholz and married Rita Ann Tyler on April 19, 1950.

John graduated from Wooster High School in 1938 and was a potato farmer for most of his life.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a 4th degree member of the Wooster Knights of Columbus, the Wooster Noon Lions Club, and a member of the Wayne County Farm Bureau. John was an avid woodworker, and he loved to play euchre and golf.

Surviving are his daughters Deborah Mercier of North Carolina, Rebecca Buchholz of Wooster, Carol (Steve) Joiner and Joyce (Jeff) Joiner, both of Georgia; and a son Michael A. (LeAnne) Buchholz of Wooster; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and his brother Bernard Buchholz.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Rita in 1999; a son Daniel; brothers Leo and James Buchholz; sisters Agnes Buchholz, Lucy McCoy, Hilda Offineer, Edna Blanchard, and Blanche Brazis.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at West View Healthy Living and Ohio’s Hospice Lifcare for the care that was given to John.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691; West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691; or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Friends will be received from 5-8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home where a Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Father Stephen Moran officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691; West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691; or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

5-8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home where a Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Service: 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with Father Stephen Moran officiating. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Condolences

I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold your family in my prayers.

So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Many wonderful memories came flooding to me when I heard. Keeping you all in our prayers. Johnny was a wonderful man!

I am very sorry for your loss, John was always very kind every time I spoke with him.
He will be miss.
Our prayers with the family.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

in our deepest sympathy

So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle John. Now he is in heaven with Aunt Rita, Danny his other siblings that went before him. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Sorry I can not attend the services. You will be in my thoughts. May the Perpetual Light shine upon him.

So sorry to hear about your dad, my prayers are with your family.

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your dad Deb and Barb. Take care. Heaven has received another great man!

Sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Sending prayers for the entire family
With Love,
Anna Mae Snoddy

I am sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to the family

His bright eyes and smile I will always remember !! Was he EVER in a bad mood ? My sincere sympathy to you all. My best memories of John were on the potato picker. We got a huge smile when we arrived and a huge smile when we left at the end of the day when we were pretty dirty. He was a joy to work for. In his later years I occasionally would see him walking and it would bring a smile to my heart. My 87 year old mother also worked on the potato picker and then more recently had a water exercise class with John. Cherish your memories and again my sympathy. “A life well lived”. Much love - Deb Underwood

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Many thoughts for you, prayers for comfort, and praise to our God for a life well lived.
With much love,
Todd and Terri

Mr Buchholz was a kind and gentle man whom I came to know during my youth in Wooster and through the church. My sympathy to family and friends. Our loss is Heaven's gain. God bless.

So sorry for your loss, Beck. I met your dad when he moved into West View. What a special guy - he always had a positive attitude. And a smile on his face. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy

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