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Steven "Steve" Mark Bucholz

December 13, 1950 — December 7, 2011

Steven “Steve” Bucholz, 60, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 from the Nelson-Martin Funeral Chapel in Redwood Falls with full military honors to follow. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com . Messages may also be directed to his CaringBridge site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/stevebucholz .

Steven Mark Bucholz, the son of Otto and Rose (Miller) Bucholz, Jr., was born December 13, 1950 in Redwood Falls. As his father was a career Navy man, Steve spent his younger years in several different cities, including San Diego, California; Waukeegan, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; and New Hope, Minnesota. He attended Brooklyn Center High School. On July 23, 1968, Steve was inducted into the United States Army. He served with the 1st Calvary Division of the Fifth Army in Vietnam where he earned the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. Steve reenlisted on September 23, 1969 and served with the United States Army field artillery. He was honorably discharged on July 24, 1972 having attained the rank of E5. Steve then followed in his father’s footsteps and served his country with the United States Navy.

On December 13, 1981, Steve married Linda Cummings in Las Vegas, Nevada and they made their home in Anoka, Minnesota then Columbia Heights, Minnesota before moving to Redwood Falls. Steve was employed in management at Jackpot Junction for 10 years, prior to his retirement in November 2011. He enjoyed playing cribbage, fishing and watching wildlife. Steve loved all animals – especially his pets. Steve traveled throughout the country and many places overseas. He particularly enjoyed going to Las Vegas – the site of his marriage to Linda nearly 30 years ago.

Steve is survived by his wife, Linda, of Redwood Falls; children John Peterson of Ogilvie, Minnesota, Jeff (Lisa) Peterson of Wyoming, Minnesota, Amy (Tim) Balsimo of Woodbury, Minnesota and Mark Bucholz; seven grandchildren; his mother Rose Bucholz of Redwood Falls; sisters Linda Whitaker of Redwood Falls, and Cindi (Greg) Puent of Princeton, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

Blessed be his memory.
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