Craig Lee Buchholz lived to the age of 67 and died in the peace of his home on October 26, 2017.
Craig was born November 18, 1949, in Osceola, Nebraska to Chester and Opal Buchholz and grew up in Shelby, Nebraska.
Craig was a land surveyor for five years before becoming employed at Black Hills Energy. He retired in 2012 after 35 years in the drafting and customer service departments.
Craig’s many interests included photography, hiking, fishing, traveling, and exploring the Great Outdoors. He was an active volunteer leader in the Boy Scouts of America for more than 15 years with both Pack 59 and Troop 159 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln. One of his fondest memories was backpacking through Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
All the wild world is beautiful, and it matters but little where we go, to highlands or lowlands, woods or plains, on the sea or land or down among the crystals of waves or high in a balloon in the sky; through all the climates hot or cold, storms and calms, everywhere and always we are in God’s eternal beauty and love. So universally true is this, the spot where we chance to be always seems the best. –John Muir
Craig’s greatest love was his family: His wife of 41 years, Shelley (Green) Buchholz, Lincoln; Sons, Scott (JoHanna) Buchholz and Granddaughter Lydia, Denver, and Steven (Emily) Buchholz, Lincoln; Sister Cheryl (Jerry) Wilson, Lincoln; Mother Opal Buchholz, Lincoln; Sister-in-law Sarah (Green) Barth, Lincoln; Nephews, Nieces, Great Nephews and a Great Niece. He was preceded in death by his Father Chester Buchholz, Brother Robert Buchholz, and Brother-in-law Gary Barth.
Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of Life will take place in Spring 2018. Memorials to family to be designated at a future date.