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St. Mary's Catholic Church - Tracy
Monday April 13th, 2015
10:30am

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Visitation

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Tracy
Monday April 13th, 2015
5:00pm

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Service

St. Mary's Catholic Church - Tracy
Tuesday April 14th, 2015
11:30am

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Eldora Buchholz

Memorial Service for Eldora J. Buchholz will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:30a.m. at Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Westbrook. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service, both at the funeral home. Interment at Tracy City Cemetery. Eldora Jeannette (Johnson) Buchholz, age 88 of Walnut Grove, passed away on April 9, 2015 in Tracy, Minnesota. Eldora was born on November 5, 1926 to John and Elma (Olson) Johnson on a farm five miles southwest of Tracy. She was baptized on November 21, 1926 at Hoiland Lutheran Church southwest of Tracy and confirmed on June 28, 1942 at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy. She attended Country School District 88 southwest of Tracy through 8th grade and then Tracy High School. Her senior year she went to Bethany Lutheran College and High School in Mankato. She finished her GED in 1996 at the age of 70. On March 30, 1949 she married George Richard “Hans” Buchholz. They made their home in Tracy until 1980 when they moved to Westbrook. Eldora enjoyed spending time with family and friends, baking, working puzzles, and playing cards. Eldora worked at Pifer Produce in Tracy for about a year and then Northwest Bell Telephone Co. as a telephone operator from June 28, 1946 to July 16, 1949. She was a proud member of the Westbrook VFW Auxiliary and the Westbrook Senior Citizen Center. Eldora is survived by her three children, Paul (Paulette) Buchholz, Katherine (Gary) Phillips and George Jr. “Rick” (Kenni Ahonen) Buchholz; grandchildren, Michelle Phillips, Kelly Jo (Jon) Liljander, Paige (Andy) Spielman, Nicole (Chuck) Swanson, Jesse Buchholz and Eric Buchholz; great-grandchildren, Marissa Olson, Amaya Swanson, Zackary Swanson, Austin Buchholz, Alexis Buchholz, Brea Liljander, Aubriana Spielman, Addison Spielman and Brynley Spielman; sister, Viola Knott; and sister-in-law, Emiko Johnson and many other loving family friends Preceded in death by her husband, George; brothers, Kenneth, Orvin, and Maurice Johnson; sisters, Myrtle Christensen, Ruth Prouty, and Vivian Rolland. Monday, April 13, 2015 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monday, April 13, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:30 AM Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2:00 PM

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