Mary "Maude" Buchholtz

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Mary “Maude” Buchholtz, age 77, of Alta Vista, IA passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at MercyOne in New Hampton. There will be a private family service at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with burial held at Union Cemetery in Alta Vista. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Mary was born January 21, 1945, the daughter of Steven and Agnes (Roths) Adams in New Hampton, IA. She attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School in North Washington. While in school, Mary enjoyed going to teen hops in Alta Vista. One night at the dance, Mary met the love of her life, William “Bill” Buchholtz. The couple were united in marriage on May 15, 1965. They made their home in Alta Vista where they welcomed their two children, Dale and Deann. Mary worked as a cook for The Nite Lite and Schucky’s for over 35 years before retiring. Through the years, Mary enjoyed gardening, reading and fishing. She loved spending time with her grandson, Dylan. Those left to cherish Mary’s memory are her husband, Bill Buchholtz of Alta Vista; her children, Dale Buchholtz of Alta Vista and Deann (Tony) Meirick of Elma; her grandson Dylan Meirick of Elma; her step granddaughter, Angie (Butch) Pecinovsky of Cresco, IA; step great grandchildren, Trae and Taylor; her sisters, Duffy Collins and Phyllis Krause both of New Hampton; sister-in-law, Thelma Adams of Charles City, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Rita Rausch, Rosie Kramer, Kathy Whiteman and her brothers, Steve “Boobie” Adams, Jr. and Pete Adams.

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  1. So sorry to hear that Mary “Maude” Buchholtz has passed away. You have our sympathy for your loss. Oliver & Leigh

  2. So sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. Extending our deepest sympathy to Bill and all of her family. May she Rest In Peace.🙏🏻

  3. Sympathies to all the family. I have great memories of working with Maude at the Nite Lite. We shared lots of wisdom and laughter back in the day! Those were good times!! RIP Maude!

  4. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – Elma

  5. Bill, Deanna and Dale, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have some wonderful memories of you mom when visiting in Alta Vista. May God keep you in his grace

  6. Our deepest sympathy to Bill, Dale, Deann, Tony, and Dylan. We bet the euchre game is going today. Hope she beats Boobie! Love you, Bill and Joanne

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