He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Brazil, as the son of Henry and Elizabeth Schwab Buchholz.
He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1943.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army as a squad leader and participated in the Normandy Invasion landing on Omaha Beach and the Northern France Campaigns.
He earned the Purple Heart for wounds received on Aug. 14, 1944, in France. He was honorably discharged from active military duty on Sept. 4, 1945.
He married Betty Secrest Sept. 4, 1948, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brazil.
He worked as a newspaper stereotyper at The Brazil Times for 12 years and then for another 23 years at the Terre Haute Tribune Star.
He also worked with his wife Betty as owners and operators of their own flower shop. He was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, a member of the American Legion Post 2, V.F.W. Post 1127 and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed time in the outdoors, big game hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Ron Latham.
Survivors include his wife Betty Buchholz, daughters Susan Ankrom and husband Dale, Carmel, and Nancy Latham, Center Point, sons Stephen Buchholz and wife Rita, and Mark Buchholz and wife Rita, all of Brazil, brother Don Buchholz, Arizona, grandchildren Diana Crafton, Brad Buchholz, Scott Riddell, all of Brazil, Stephanie Stanley, Terre Haute, Jennifer Starke, Valparaiso, and Lacey Buchholz, Indianapolis, two great-grandchildren and other extended family members.
Services will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, at Moore Funeral Home, with a private burial with military honors to follow at Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Moore Funeral Home.
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