|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1918|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||May 2, 1984|
St. Louis County
"Cletus' Birth Record is on file at City St. Louis, Missouri Birth Record No. 4363. He was born at the family home at 3505 N. Market, St. Louis, Missouri. The original birth record has his date of birth recorded as 5 April, Cletus had this changed to 4 April along with adding his middle name of Frederick on 22 June 1973
"Cletus was a tall man well over 6 ft. with light brown hair. During his early 20's, prior to entering the U.S. Army he sported a mustache, which disappeared while in the service.
"Somewhere along the line he picked up the nicknameof MUCKETS, no one seems to remember who tagged him with this name but his brothers all used it.
"After graduating from McBride High School, in St. Louis, he went to night school and studied Chemestry, eventually becoming one of the Chemist's with Malenkrodt Chemical Company of St. ouis.
"At the outbreak of World War II, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served overseas in London, England in Chemical Warfare. He was in England during the London Blitz of the 1940's, which apparently had quite an effect on his nervous system.It was several years after the war before he could handle 4th of July celebrations, the loud noise of fireworks made him quite nervous.
"After his discharge, he returned to Malenkrodt and eventually became a Chief Chemist.
"At the outbreak of the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty and was stationed on the east coast for a period. He was later transfered to New York, where he became a member of the cadre responsible for escorting the remains of Servicemen killed during the 2nd. World War, to their home towns for reburial. He continued in this assignment until his discharge as a Master Sargeant.
"He once again returned to Malenkrodt. He later left Malenkrodt in the late 1950's to join his father as a Funeral Director for the Buchholz Mortuaries and was President of the firm at the time of his death.
"He died of Heart Attack in kitchen of his home at 3 o'clock in the morning."
William George Buchholz (1890 - 1973)
Johanna Mary Rensing Buchholz (1888 - 1959)
John W Buchholz (1911 - 1978)*
Frank Joseph Buchholz (1912 - 1989)*
Cletus Frederick Buchholz (1918 - 1984)
Wilfred Frederick Buchholz (1924 - 2001)*
Marcella Clara Buchholz Reising (1930 - 1991)*
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: Y 0 912
Maintained by: Bill Buchholz
Originally Created by: William B. McDade
Record added: Nov 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62100465