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Dennis Buchholz

September 29, 1949 — December 11, 2015

Dennis Buchholz

Dennis Buchholz, age 66, of Ellis, passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 in Ellis after a long battle with cancer. He was born September 29, 1949 in Hays, Kansas to August "Gus" and Emma (Schneider) Buchholz. He graduated from Salina Vo-Tech as a Auto Cad Draftsman. He married Colette Rohr in WaKeeney, Kansas on August 24, 1968.

He was an Auto Cad Drafter for Woods & Starr. He was a Veteran of the US Army, loving husband, father and grandfather. When illness took his ability to work as a draftsman he became a longarm quilter and helped put the "frosting" on many quilts. He donated his quilting abilities to put Quilts of Valor together for other veterans. He especially enjoyed NASCAR and fishing. The most important thing in his life was his family. This was known because of the onery smile that spread across his face when surrounded by loved ones. He was a strong inspiring man always full of unconditional love.

He is survived by his wife Colette of the home; two sons, Tracy Buchholz and wife Jessica of Ogallah, KS and Scott Buchholz and wife Kristine of Ellis; six granddaughters, Jacy, Abigail, Emily, Mollie, Leeah and Emma; two brothers, Bob Buchholz of WaKeeney, KS and Mike Buchholz of Hays, KS; two sisters, Shirley Lahmann of Nevada and Penny Hafliger of WaKeeney, KS; special cousins, Joann, Mary Lou and Ralph as well as nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be 10 AM Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in WaKeeney, Kansas. Military honors compliments of the Hays VFW and the Legion Riders.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dennis Buchholz Memorial Fund established at Equity Bank in Ellis.

Arrangements in care of Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E 17th Ellis, KS 67637.

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Service Information

Memorial Service Tuesday

December 15, 2015

10:00 AM

Kansas Veterans' Cemetery

403 south 13th street

WaKeeney, ks 67672

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