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Donald S. Buchholz

Donald S. Buchholz, 87, of Sister Bay, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village in Sister Bay where he had lived the past four years.

     He was born August 9, 1934 in Barron, the son of the late Sherman and Rosa Pauline (Camerer) Buchholz. Don graduated from Barron High School before entering Teachers College where he received his teaching certification. He was stationed in the Air Force academy in Colorado where he met and married B. Louise Bachmann. He and Louise moved to Madison where he graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Farm Economics. They moved to Door County in 1975 when Don and Louise accepted a position with The Clearing which was managed by the Farm Bureau who employed Don at the time. He and Louise managed The Clearing until their retirement at the end of 1999. Louise passed away December 12, 2015.

     In their retirement, Don enjoyed traveling with Louise which included Hawaii and Alaska, but gardening was #1 along with tending to their home, and bee keeping. Don would be described as a welcoming jovial spirit, a kind and gentle soul who loved to tell stories, and who others enjoyed being around.

     Survivors include his three children, Brian of Ellison Bay, Kathy (Mike) Swanson of Ellison Bay, Bruce (Libby) of Eau Claire; his dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews (and their children); two sisters, Beverly (Kenny) Mulliken of Burlington, and Paula (Mike) Jackman of Lincoln, NE.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay with Rev. James Honig officiating. Burial will follow at Little Sister Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church Saturday from noon until the time of services at 1:00 p.m.

     Memorials may be made in Don’s memory to The Clearing, P O Box 65, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 or to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, P O Box 27, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay, WI is assisting the Buchholz family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Donald may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

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