Mary Clare Buchholz, 65, of Cedar Falls, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md.
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Mary was born Aug. 2, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Frederick and Cicely (Hipkin) Aschman. She married Larry Buchholz on June 14, 1975 at Wellington United Church of Christ in Chicago, Ill. Mary graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's of Early Childhood Education from the University of Illinois.
Mary had a love and passion for children, and taught at day care centers in Chicago, Ill., Sheboygan, Wis. and Chippewa Falls, Wis. In recent years, she had been an administrator at Tri-County Head Start and subsequently was associate director of Waverly Child Care and Preschool in Waverly prior to retiring in 2011. Outside of work, Mary was very active in the United Church of Christ and various volunteering opportunities such as community meals, Habitat for Humanity, and Up with Families.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Buchholz, of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Brittany (Cameron) Argotsinger of Silver Spring, Maryland and Heather (Jason) Graf of Chicago, Illinois; one grandson, Carson Graf; and one brother, Richard (Susan) Aschman of Catonsville, Md.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Michael Aschman.
A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Cedar Falls United Church of Christ, with inurnment at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls, and one hour before the service at the church. A memorial fund will be established at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.DahlFuneralHome.com.
Dahl Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home
1825 W 12th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Published in Waverly Democrat from Mar. 20 to Mar. 27, 2014