Arthur "Hap" Buchholz
OMAHA - Arthur "Hap" L. Buchholz, 86, of Omaha died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Texas while traveling home from their winter home in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born April 30, 1926, at West Point to Herman and Augusta Buchholz. He served in the Army in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952 and proudly received a purple heart. He is a retired USDA meat inspector.

He was a member of the Millard American Legion Post 374 and King of Kings Lutheran Church. He was also an avid and long time Nebraska Cornhusker football fan and season ticket holder.

He was preceded in death by parents; a son, Brad; and two brothers, DeForest and Herman.

Survivors include his wife, Melva; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Jack Judman of Katy, Texas, and Alise and Dave Roza of Omaha; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Jolene Buchholz of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren and spouses, Chad (Melissa) Buchholz, Jay (Sara) Buchholz, Adam (Shannon) Buchholz, Josh (Julie) Judman, Jordan Judman, Paul Roza, and Alan Roza; stepgrandchildren, Tammy (Jeff) Koepfler and Tony Roza; great grandchildren, Anna, Ava, Greta, Ella, Sophia, Blake, Brooklyn; stepgreat-grandchildren, Lily and Xander; and two on the way soon.

Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Monday at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 11615 I St., Omaha, with a reception immediately following.

Memorial visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to King of Kings Lutheran Church, Special Olympics of Texas-Katy Wolfpack, or charity of choice.

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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Apr. 13, 2013.
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Melva & family....I am just so very sorry to discover that "Hap" has passed away!!! I sure wish I could have attended his service, but just found out today. He was such a great substitute father for me during High School & beyond!!!! Love ...Hugs...& prayers!! May the Lord carry you all in his arms & give you peace!!! Love..Cyndi(Meier) King
Cyndi King
April 23, 2013
Melva, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Hap. Although we only knew him for a short while, we enjoyed the times we were with you both.
Our prayer for you and your family is that you will know the Peace that only God can give.
Our love,
Ray and Ruth
Ray and Ruth Gessler
April 21, 2013
Remember all the good memories as they will comfort you in the coming days. Mom (Marian Thompson) told be about Hap and I was saddened. I remember all the times at square and round dances (many years ago). Hap and Melva, two of my favorite people. May God keep you and your family in his arms. Judy Thompson Schulz and Ron.
Judy Schulz
April 18, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about Hap. Words cannot express our sympathy. We pray you find comfort in God's unending Love. Starla and Donald Ehrisman
April 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you venture life without Hap. Even though our hearts weigh heavy today, we will forever remember all of the good times we've shared with you two over the last 25+ years. We are very blessed to have you as friends, and we will miss Hap very much. Keep in touch, be "Hap"py knowing that he'll be watching over you, and let us know if you need anything.
Mike & Lori Mueller
April 16, 2013
Melva and Family- you are in my thoughts and prayers- the Lord will comfort and guide you- and your children, friends and family will be a great help. Love and prayers, Esther Brockmann
April 15, 2013
Melva, we are so sorry to hear about Hap. Seems as though we just saw you both at the last Husker coffee. We will miss Hap very much as he was a wonderful gentleman and did so much for our Husker dinner club here in Mesa. We are still in Mesa and won't be returning to Omaha until the end of April. Weather is too lousy there and too wonderful here. Sorry we will not be there for you at the service, but you will both be in our daily prayers. Bruce & Colleen
bruce bermel
April 14, 2013
dear melva our sympathy is for you in the lose of Art...been a long time since we have seen you all we are fine live in alma ne love wes and ardis moseman
wes/ardis moseman
April 13, 2013
Thanks for your Military Service to Our Country.
Past Commander V.F.W.
Bill Fead
April 12, 2013