John Buchholz was born May 23, 1957, in Philip to Ramona and Kenneth Buchholz.
He passed away August 23, 2009.
He was raised on the family farm northeast of Philip. He attended eight years of country school and two and one-half years at Philip High School.
He worked at the elevator in Kadoka and from there moved to Denver where he met his wife, Raynae Rivar. To this union two children were born, Cory James and Alisha Nicole. While in Denver, he worked in an iron mine, NA Empire. Later he moved to Pennsylvania, then to Wisconsin, then back to Denver. He and his wife divorced.
John returned to Philip for a short time, then moved to Jacksonville, FL, where he passed away with a heart attack in a hospital.
Services were held in Denver October 17, 2009.