Eugene "Gene" Buboltz(1934 - 2011)

Buboltz, Eugene "Gene"

Eugene "Gene" Buboltz, 76, of 401 S. Parkway Dr., Brillion, died on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in Hilbert, son of the late Almond and Lauretta (Emmer) Buboltz. On Sept. 7, 1957, he married Janet Kroening in Reedsville.

Gene worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 34 years, serving as Postmaster in Whitelaw and Brillion. He also worked at T&C Market in Brillion for 19 years and served on the Brillion City Council for 18 years as an Alderman for Wards 1 and 3. He was the Executive Director of the Brillion Chamber of Commerce for 28 years. Gene had the honor of being named Brillion's Citizen of the Year in 2002.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, quilting and meticulously grooming his yard. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion, Brillion Chamber of Commerce, Brillion Jaycee's and the Calumet County Civic Association.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; his children, Todd (Sue) Buboltz, Appleton, and their family, Shannon and Andrea; Dan (Terri) Buboltz, Clintonville, and their family, Megan and Melisa; Mike (Joy) Buboltz, Brillion, and their family, Morgan, Dylan and Chris; a granddaughter, Eva Buboltz, and special friend, Ryan Murphy, Stockbridge; three brothers, Almond (Helen) Buboltz and Ellie (Audrey) Buboltz, all of Brillion; Terry (Marlene) Buboltz, De Pere; two sisters, Joanne VandeYacht, Wrightstown; and Peggy (Gerry) Sonnabend, Brillion; three sisters-in-law, Doris Bergelin, Chilton; Margaret Kroening, Brillion; Loretta Kroening, Manitowoc; and many other relatives and friends.

Gene was preceded in death by a son, Scott; his parents; a sister, Marvis Buboltz; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hubert and Clara Kroening; three brothers-in-law, Harland Kroening, Don Kroening and Melvin Bergelin.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Avenue in Brillion. The Reverends Ross Henzi and Jonathan Bourman will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at Trinity Lutheran Church on Monday, June 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then again at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The Wieting Funeral Home in Brillion, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on June 5, 2011