Earl G. Buchholz

Feb. 22, 1922 – March 22, 2013

Earl G. Buchholz of Pelican Lake, formerly of Waukesha, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at the age of 91. Earl was born in Antigo on Feb. 22, 1922, a son of William and Edna Buchholz.

He married the love of his life, Elsie, on April 2, 1945. Earl proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a firefighter for the city of Waukesha for 29 years. Earl was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Waukesha. He enjoyed living at his home on Pelican Lake and being able to feed all the animals and birds that encompassed the area. Earl’s greatest joy, however, was spending time with those he loved and cared about.

Earl will be dearly missed by his nephews, Brian (fiancée Ann Priesgen) Buchholz and Dean (Vickie) Buchholz; sisterin- law, Helen Buchholz; and aunts, Adeline Kroening and Lil Muenchow.

Earl is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; parents; and his brother, Clifford.

Visitation for Earl will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, March 27, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private burial for the family will be held at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit, or call 542-6609.