Henry H. ‘Hank’ Buchholz

Dec. 30, 1913 - Nov. 10, 2007

Henry H. "Hank" Buchholz of Mukwonago passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was 93 years old.

Hank was born in East Troy on Dec. 30, 1913, the son of Walter and Gertrude (nee Olsen) Buchholz.

On June 29, 1940, he married Stella Zielinski in East Troy. Stella preceded him in death July 12, 2007.

Hank was the founder and owner of Hank’s Transportation in Mukwonago. He was a former fire chief for 20 years in Mukwonago and was instrumental in starting the rescue squad services. Henry was also a former Waukesha County board representative for Mukwonago for 14 years and a member of St. James Catholic Church in Mukwonago.

Hank was also a member of the Mukwonago Kiwanis Club. He was a recipient of the Hixon Award, which recognized Hank’s unheralded work he did for the Kiwanis Club. Hank was very involved in maintaining all the round vendor markers and marking the aisles for Maxwell Street Days. Hank was the driving force behind selling the Corporate Ducks for the Catastrophic Fund. He also held the offices of president and lieutenant governor.

Survivors include his children, Robert (Sandra) of Mukwonago, Joyce Stott of Eagle and Marlene (William) Pettit-Bott of Vernon; a sister, Rozella Gloriana of Niles, Ill.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Raymond; two sisters, Evelyn Hadel and Frances Ebert; and a granddaughter, Mary Kay.

Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, until the time of a funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m., all at St. James Catholic Church, 830 County Road NN East, Mukwonago. A reception will follow the Mass. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, East Troy. Please meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Mukwonago Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 21, Mukwonago, WI 53149.

The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Martin Kern and Mary Seifert, and Dr. Lawrence Burkert and the helpful staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, for all their care and support.

Schmidt & Bartelt-Van Valin Funeral and Cremation Services, 363-7126, is serving the family.