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Roy Albert Buchholz

POSTED: May 21, 2014 7:00 a.m.

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Roy Albert Buchholz, 91, of WaKeeney, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. 
He was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Ogallah, the son of Fred William and Julia E. (Hervey) Buchholz. 
Upon graduation from high school, Roy proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II. In his younger days, Roy worked in the WaKeeney area for Clark Dairy and Riggs Tire Shop.
On May 2, 1946, Roy married Sara F. Batdorf in Wichita. While living in Wichita, he worked for Mobile Service Station and Lowery Motor Company.  Upon Roy’s and Sara’s return home to WaKeeney, Roy managed the Mobile Service Station, worked at M & B Chevrolet, and went to work as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. He worked as a letter carrier until his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the WaKeeney Presbyterian Church, and a life member of the Randall Reid Post #3449 and American Legion Moore Post #197 of WaKeeney.
Roy is survived by his wife, Sara, of WaKeeney; a son, David, and wife Diane of Ellsworth; three daughters, Barbara, and husband Mike Bond of Parker, Colo., Della Stone of Kanopolis, and Betty Fields of Salina; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, LaVerne of Hillsboro and Duane of WaKeeney. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Irene Wheeler and Gladys Jamison; and two brothers, Harry and Glenn.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney. Burial will be in the WaKeeney City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to VFW Post 3449 or the WaKeeney Presbyterian Church.  Checks made to those organizations may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, Kan. 67672.
Words of support may be sent to the family at www.schmittfuneral.com.

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