Virgil Buchholz

Virgil Buchholz, 69, of Vermillion,  died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Virgil was born Aug. 22, 1940 in Avon, to Julius and Esther (Engle) Buchholz. He attended rural schools in Avon, and married Arlene Johnson on March 12, 1961 in Avon. He was head custodian for the Vermillion School District retiring due to a disability in 2005 after 26 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, feeding the birds, gardening, and just walking on the family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Vermillion; two sons, Dale (Kelly) of Wakonda, and Jimmy of Vermillion; a daughter, Janice (Doug) Hays of Beresford; and a brother, Myron (Kathy) Buchholz of Mitchell.  He is also survived by six grandchildren; five great- granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Alfred and Morris as an infant.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Grace Baptist Church in Vermillion with burial at 2:30 p.m. at the Danzig Cemetery in rural Avon. Visitation began on Monday, April 19, at 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.  For online condolences and obituary please visit

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