Annamae Buchholtz, 96, Moorhead, MN passed away peacefully on September 14, 2023, at Eventide on 8th in Moorhead, MN.
Annamae was born on May 13, 1927, in Rolette, ND, to Frank and Mary (Podraza) Bock.
She attended grade school in Mylo, ND and graduated from Rolette High School in 1944. It was during this time that Annamae laid the foundation for her future adventures and accomplishments.
On April 12, 1947, Annamae was united in marriage to the love of her life, Bud Buchholtz. Together they embarked on a journey filled with love and shared experiences. Annamae was a stay-at-home mom, and when her children were grown, she began working in the fabric department at Tempo Department Store in Jamestown, ND. She was employed there for 14 years, where she finished as manager.
Annamae will be remembered for her wonderful personality. She possessed a quick wit that could brighten any room and a warm heart that uplifted the spirits of those around her. Her genuine kindness and friendly nature made her an exceptional friend and confidante.
Among Annamae's many passions were tending to her large garden brimming with produce and nurturing her flower garden adorned with gladiolas, irises, roses, and tiger lilies.
Additionally, Annamae found great joy in traveling the world. Together with Bud, she explored destinations such as Hawaii, South Africa, Japan, China, Mexico, Australia, Tahiti, and the Caribbean. After Bud's passing on August 7th, 1989, Annamae continued to travel, when possible, she continued to winter in Arizona, eventually making Arizona her permanent residence. While residing in Arizona, Annamae was active with Valley Presbyterian Church and with Casa De Esperanza, receiving volunteer of the year in 1996. Her travels also included England, Wales, Scotland along with Israel and Egypt. One of her most memorable trips was a visit to New York to pay her respects at the 9/11 Memorial, accompanied by her daughter, Diane.
Annamae's proudest accomplishments were her family. She cherished every moment spent with her loved ones and created beautiful memories during camping trips to Black Hills, Yellowstone, Medora, and various locations in Canada. The happiness and unity of her family brought immense satisfaction to Annamae's heart.
Annamae Buchholtz leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, and laughter and will be remembered by her three children, Barry (Kathy) of Jamestown, ND, Mark of Abilene, TX and Diane Glumich of New Brighton, MN. In addition, she is survived by 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bud; a sister, Edna Howery; and brother, Everett Bock.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their compassionate care during Annamae's final days and the wonderful staff at Eventide on 8th, where Annamae resided the past 17 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 2p.m. at The Linden Community Room in Eventide on 8th, Moorhead. A gathering of friends and family will be one hour prior.
In honor of Annamae, memorials can be sent by visiting: https://eventide.networkforgood.com/projects/180156-support-eventide
In lieu of cut flowers, the family is requesting you would send a plant in her memory.
(Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN)