David was born in Clintonville on August 6, 1981, the son of Steve Buchholz and the late Mary (Des Forge) Buchholz. He is a graduate of Clintonville High School and received his Associates Degree from University of Phoenix in 2017. David was a loving husband, father, son, and uncle. He loved to spend time with his family – they meant the world to him. He also loved hunting, providing for his family off the land, and taking care of all his animals. He was on a never-ending quest to find Bigfoot. He was also active in martial arts and shared that passion with his sons.
David is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He served for 8 years as an Avionics Technician – with the title of Staff Sergeant. Most recently, David was a solar energy installer for Alt Energy.
David is survived by his wife, Carrie (Peterson) Buchholz; four children, Mary Grace, Kaylin, Devon, and Hatcher; his father, Steve (Linda Holz) Buchholz; his brother Adam (Jenn) Buchholz; his niece, Maeghan Herbst, and his grandmother, Renata Buchholz. David is further survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his uncle, Todd Buchholz; his paternal grandfather, Howard Buchholz; and his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Lorraine (Adams) Des Forge. He was also preceded in death by his pets Chief, King, Tiger, Ozzy, and his many ferrets.
Memorial Service for David will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville, with Rev. Christian Burg officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. Military Honors will be provided at church by members of the VFW Post 664, American Legion Post 63, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63, all of Clintonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting monetary donations for David’s children to be directed to Steve Buchholz, 102 9thSt., Clintonville, WI 54929.