|Birth: ||Feb. 16, 1940|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1963|
Funeral services for 2nd Lt. John A Buchholz Jr., who was killed Saturday in an airplane crash near Bairoil, Wyoming, will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Cathedral with the Rev. Raymond Knapp officiating.
Burial in Greenhill Cemetery will follow with Gem City Lodge 52, A.F & A.M., and the Wyoming National Guard conducting graveside rites.
Pallbearers will be John Iversen, Robert Downs, Stephen Marath, Clyde Wilson, Edwin Crocker and Larry Cheesebrough.
Lt. Buchholz was born February 18, 1940 at Denver Colorado and had lived in Laramie since September, 1958. He was a member of Acacia Fraternity, Canterbury Club, Masons and the Civil Air Patrol.
Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Hon a Buchholz; two brothers, Robert A and Richard E Buchholz; and three uncles, Frank Buchholz, William Buchholz and John G. Klocksien.
Friends may contribute to the John A Buchholz Jr memorial fund at Canterbury House.
Obituary from Laramie Daily Boomerang date Friday April 26th, 1963
Newspaper article about plane crash.
CAP Plane Found, All Aboard Dead
Rawlings, Wyoming (AP)—Three men and a woman, all members of the Wyoming Civil Air Patrol in Laramie, were found dead in the wreckage of their single-engine airplane about 55 miles northwest of here Monday.
The plane had been missing since Saturday afternoon when it reported by radio to Jefferson City just as a snow squall hit the area. The crash scene was 18 miles south of Jefferson City and 15 miles west of Balroil in central Wyoming.
Lt. Ray Williams of Cheyenne, an Army National Guard pilot, made the discovery just as an enormous land air search was ending for the day.
Williams, who said the red white Stinson appeared to have hit the ground in a rather steep nosedive, managed to attract the attention of a game an fish crew which was helping in the search and direct them to the scene.
Officials left here after dark Monday to go to the site, which is in Sweetwater County.
Killed were 1st Lt. R. F. Haskins, 45, the pilot and operations officer for the Laramie squadron; his brother-in-law, Maj. Everett Winchell , 45, squadron commander; Mrs. Elsa Hooker, 40, training officer with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and 2nd Lt. John A. Buchholz, 23, an Air Force Reserves Officer and CAP communications officer. All were living in Laramie.
The four were returning from a state Civil Air Patrol meeting in Riverton Saturday when they vanished. They had left the meeting early to try and avoid the fast moving storm front.
Haskins was a fireman for the Union Pacific Railroad and Winchell, his brother-in-law, was an engineer on the railroad. Winchell joined the CAP in 1958 and had logged over 500 hours of flight time. He is survived by his widow, Anna, and two sons, Robert and Edward.
Haskins had logged more than (?) hours flight time in two years with CAP. He is survived by his wife, Olga, and one infant son, Bud.
Mrs. Hooker, a widow, was a private pilot and a two-year member of the CAP.
Buchholz was a graduate student in electrical engineering at the University of Wyoming under the Air Force Institute of Technology program. His father, J. A. Buchholz, was formerly of St. Paul, Nebraska but now resides in Los Banos, California.
Newspaper article above from the Greenly Daily Tribune, Greeley, Colorado dated Tuesday, 23 April 1963
Plot: Row R, lot 48, space 5
Created by: Carol Strayer
Record added: Dec 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32474089
Thank you John for serving your country.|
Added: Dec. 29, 2008