The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

April 4, 2014

Steven Buchholz

OTTUMWA — Steven Duane Buchholz, 63, of Marina, Calif., and formerly of Agency and Ottumwa, Iowa, passed away at 8:05 a.m. March 30, 2014, at the San Jose Regional Medical Center, San Jose, Calif.

Steve, a person with Down Syndrome, was born at the Ottumwa Hospital on January 24, 1951, to Ernest and Bernice Buchholz. Steve, a fun-loving individual, spent the first 51 years of his life in Agency and Ottumwa, Iowa. It was during this time that he developed his love of “farmer guys,” cows and tractors . . . especially John Deere tractors. During later years, after several trips to California to see his sisters, Joyce and Jan, he realized that it didn’t snow where they lived. If you ever mentioned snow to Steven, he would say: “I hate it, I JUST hate it!” So, in September 2002, Steve decided to move to California. His brother-in-law, Harry O’Dell, drove back to Iowa where they packed up his belongings and away they went to California. If, at that time you happened to see two guys driving West in a pickup truck singing Johnny Cash songs, it was probably them.

As soon as he arrived, he quickly became a “California guy,” loving every minute of all the activities he now had available to him. He kept busy attending a day program at Gateway Center in Pacific Grove, Calif., going out to social events through them and Creative Pathways. In his spare time he attended many dances where he was quick to show everyone that he knew how to do all the latest dances. He had girlfriends aplenty because of his charming ways which included saying the words “Honey Doll” and “I love you,” that won many a gal’s heart. He was involved in Special Olympics, where he was a Gold Medal winner at the Northern California State Games in his favorites... Bowling and Bocce Ball.

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