Leslie Arthur Buchholz
Leslie,87, died Thursday April 16th at Good Samaritan Center, Arthur ND. He is the son of the late Paul and Erna (Schulz) Buchholz was born June 6, 1927 near Durbin ND. He lived in the Durbin area all his life. He attended grade school at Addison #39 and Durbin, going to high school in Casselton and for a short time, and went to Wahpeton Science School. During his youth he was a farm laborer and painter.
Leslie was united in marriage to DeLores Miller, also of Durbin, on November 20, 1949 in the Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport ND. Leslie was also baptized and confirmed in the church. After their marriage they lived and farmed near Durbin. Leslie also worked a number of years at American Crystal Sugar, Moorhead MN.
Following the flood of 1997, he and DeLores retired to an acreage in Lynchburg ND, where they gardened extensively, giving fresh produce to neighbors, friends, family and the church. His last years were spent at Casselwood in Casselton ND and Good Samaritan Center in Arthur ND, where he made many friends and shared stories of his life.
Leslie enjoyed hunting and fishing, just about every form of outdoor activity. He was known as “Uncle Monkey” to his nieces, nephews and other small children.
He is survived by a son Lowell of Cedar Rapids IA, a daughter DeeAnn (Alan) Vrem of Monticello MN, and grandson Joshua Vrem of Monticello MN. He is also survived by two sisters, Margarete Foster of Arthur ND, and Paulette (Jim) Frasier of Boise ID, and a brother Art (Beth) of Arthur ND.
He is preceded in death by his wife DeLores; parents Paul and Erna, sisters Violet, Elda, Marvel and Nancy and brothers Willie and Arnie.