John “Butch” Buchholz

Date of Death: Oct 10, 2018
John “Butch” Buchholz

1986 - 2018

John “Butch” Buchholz, 32, of Waupun, passed away October 10, 2018 as a result of an auto accident.

Butch was born April 18, 1986 in Waupun to Roland and Joyce Tobak Buchholz. Butch graduated from Waupun High School in 2005. He was a correctional officer for Dodge Correctional for the past 12 years. Butch loved lawn work, music, his dogs, his friends, the Brewers, darts, his Ford trucks, and so much more.

Butch is survived by his girlfriend, Dani Lebakken of Hustisford; his parents, Roland and Joyce Buchholz of Waupun; two sisters: Becky (Josh) Sill of South Carolina and Trisha Buchholz of Waupun; two half-siblings: Dawn (Jason) Moore of Oshkosh and Paul (Jacque) Buchholz of Van Dyne; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Butch was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and a niece, Braylee.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Butch Buchholz will be held Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Roger Knowlton officiating.


Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.

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  1. Deanna and Mike Koehler Says: October 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. The last time I saw Butch was just a few weeks ago standing up in my son Jesse’s wedding, enjoying the celebration with us all. So thankful for the time that we had together. Our thoughts and prayers are with Roland, Joyce, family and friends as we mourn this loss and celebrate his life. I’ll certainly remember Butch formally dressed for the wedding and shortly after the ceremony, diving down a bounce house with the groomsmen, all landing in a pile at the bottom laughing. May the fond memories of his life bring you peace. I know that there are many.

  2. Wayne and Jennifer Oppermann Says: October 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Sorry for your families loss!

  3. Deb Leser Says: October 14, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    I am so sorry Joyce an Rollie.Our kids should be here to have forever ,but life sometimes doesn’t let that happen.My prayers are with . Deb Leser

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