Duane A. Buchholz

Aug. 16, 1933 - Oct. 20, 2008

Duane A. Buchholz was born to eternal life Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 75. He was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Chicago, the only child of Harold A. and Adeline (nee Schroeder) Buchholz.

He graduated in 1951 from Don Bosco High School. He had worked for the Louis Allis Co. from the mid-1950s until his retirement in 1988 and continued to work for them as a consultant. He had been a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church for 35 years and for the past five years was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. An avid sportsman, Duane enjoyed his times duck hunting in Canada with the boys, trapshooting and golfing. He was on the All-State Trapshooting team in 1962, 1967, 1970 and 1971. He became the Wisconsin state 16-yard trapshooting champion in 1962 and again in 1971 and state doubles champion in 1971. He was a three-term director of the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association. Duane was proudly inducted into the Wisconsin Trapshooting Hall of Fame in 1992. He coordinated the Sentinel Shotgun Clinic for many years at the Waukesha Gun Club. He lived 75 wonderful years and will be sorrowfully missed by all. He was a true beacon of light in this world.

He was the devoted husband of Esther (nee Maring) of Waukesha, whom he married Jan. 28, 1961; very loving father of daughters Linda (Timothy) Jason of Waukesha and Lisa (Edward Scott) Ver Halen of Delafield; and the best grandpa in the entire world to Nicholette, Jamie, Danielle and Eric. He is further survived by cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Friday, Oct. 24, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Loehr will preside.

Memorials in Duanes name are appreciated to the Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, P.O. Box 427 Wales, WI 53183.

The Buchholz family would like to give special thanks to all the wonderful and compassionate caregivers at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.