Erna Anna Buchholz, 97 of Peru (formerly of Granville) passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Manor Court, Peru.
The family will have a private service at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville.
Fr. Patrick DeMeulemeester will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Burial will be in St. Joeseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Spring Valley.
Erna was born on February 26, 1926 in the beautiful town of Bad Orb, Germany to August and Maria Weisbecker and was welcomed home by her sister Margot. She lived in trying times during the war in Germany and met her husband Bruno there in a cafe’.
She married Bruno Buchholz on September 9, 1949 and spent 61 wonderful years together. Erna and her husband immigrated to America with their son Roland in 1954 and built a life for their family in Granville. Erna’s whole life was for her family and making a loving household. She was a fantastic cook and baker and loved hosting all her children and grandchildren. Holidays with everyone home was her highlight and had many laughs playing cards with her children at the kitchen table late into the night. She was compassionate and loving beyond compare, had kind words for everyone, and always a smile. Erna enjoyed planting flowers and traveling. She and Bruno made numerous trips back to Germany. Erna was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include her two sons, Roland (Debbie) Buchholz of Burlington, WI and Tom (Donna) Buchholz of Crystal Lake; two daughters, Heidi Buchholz (Norman Dasenbrook) of Rockford and Carmen (Jeff) Shevlin of Peru. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren; Lauren (Greg) Gromoski and Derek Buchholz, Allison, Daniel, and Monica Buchholz, Spencer Humpal, and Erika (James) Sprong, Scott (Karina) Shevlin, and Ryan Shevlin and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bruno in 2010.
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