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.