Betty Jane (Drews) Buchholz, age 90, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Betty was the daughter of the late Reno and Leona (Krenke) Drews, born October 20, 1931 in New London, WI.
She attended elementary school at Zion Lutheran Church and School in the Town of Caledonia, and graduated from Washington High School in New London, WI in 1949. She married Arlyn Buchholz on May 26, 1951. Arlyn preceded her in death on August 18, 2020. Together they lived, farmed and raised 3 sons in Manawa, WI. After 50+ years of farming they retired to Tennessee, returning to Wisconsin in 2015. Betty was a resident at Park Vista Retirement Home, Waupaca, WI at the time of her death.
Mom is survived by 3 sons: Bryan (Marge) Buchholz, Mark (Lynne) Buchholz, Tom (Bonnie) Buchholz. Grandma’s 8 grandchildren are: Brent Buchholz, Tasha (Kenny) Cain, Melissa Buchholz, Nicole McAllister, Jenna (Paul) Meier, Ryan (Kayla) Buchholz, Thomas (Kasie) Buchholz, Nicholas (Caroline) Buchholz. Great-grandma’s 10 “little ones” include: Owen, Sawyer, Jaylinn, Kaiya, Payton, Joslynn, Avery, Leianna, Blair and Elias. She is further survived by a sister: Mavis Kohl, 3 sisters-in-law; LaVerne Wurth, Luella Zimmerman and Kathy Drews, plus several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Raymond Drews, James Drews and William Drews; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
The family thanks Park Vista staff and ThedaCare Home Hospice for their care and concern as Betty lived out her final days.
A memorial service for Betty will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Nathan Reichle officiting. Burial will be in Little Wolf Cemetery, Town of Little Wolf. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.