Leone E. Buchholz
September 7, 1924 -
January 21, 2004
Leone E. Buchholz of Truesdale, formerly of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake at the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 14 days. A funeral service was held on Sunday, January 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake with Pastor Tom Egger officiating. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Leone Elizabeth (Gaes) Buchholz was born September 7, 1924, in Ware, Iowa to Fred and Sylvia Gaes.
She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1942. After graduation, Leone moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and worked for Cleaver Brooks for several years before returning to the Storm Lake area where she worked as a waitress at Maple Ways Bowling Alley and Cobblestone Inn.
In September of 1946, she met Walter Buchholz and in September of 1947, they were united in marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake.
They resided on a farm northeast of Storm Lake for 44 years, raising eight children, six boys and two girls.
After the children were raised, Leone worked at Hardees in Storm Lake for ten years and was known to most in Buena Vista County as "Grandma." In 1991, Leone and Walter moved to Truesdale.
Leone enjoyed many activities in life including playing cards with her sisters-in-law and grandkids, making her special pancakes, being called "Grandma" at Hardees as well as her ten years of service there.
What she cherished most of all was spending time with her family and her friends who loved her dearly. She was a very loving wife, a special mom, and an outstanding grandma, and will be missed by all who knew her.
Leone is survived by her husband of 56 years, Walter Buchholz of Truesdale; one daughter, Barrie and her husband, Charles Black of Council Bluffs; four sons: Stanley and his wife, Kathy Buchholz, Brian Buchholz, Bradley Buchholz, and Phillip and his wife, Darcy Buchholz, all of Truesdale; five granddaughters: Shelly, Rachel and her fiancé, Ben, Megan, Stephanie, and Bridget; four grandsons: Daniel, Cole, Matthew, and Austin; one great-grandson, CJ; two great-granddaughters: Emilie and Alyssia; one brother, James Gaes of Storm Lake; two sisters: Betty Jean Peterson and her husband, Jim of Newell and Marilou Rude and her husband, Dale of Sioux City; four sisters-in-law: Dora Kruse, Alma (Shorty) Boettcher, Leona Boettcher, and Lea Gaes, all of Storm Lake and many nieces and nephews.
Preceeding Leone in death were her parents, Fred and Sylvia Gaes; one sister, Jeanette; two brothers: Raymond and Fred, Jr.; two sons: Stuart and Steven Buchholz; one daughter, Shelly Buchholz; one grandson, Joshua Black; her father and mother-in-law, Fred and Ida Buchholz; six brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law and two nephews.