The Modesto Bee

 February 3, 2003

June 3, 1922 -- Jan. 31, 2003

William "Bill" Bucholtz, 80, of Hilmar died Friday at his home.

Mr. Bucholtz was a native of Livingston. He lived in Hilmar since 1953. He was a cattle rancher. He owned Bucholtz Meats from 1954 to 1968. He was a charter member of the Lions Club in Hilmar, Irwin and Stevinson. He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline Bucholtz of Hilmar; children, Rod Bucholtz of Stevinson and Betty Farris of Carson City; and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock. No visitation. Allen Mortuary, Turlock, in charge of arrangements.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Emanuel, P.O. Box 819005, Turlock 95381.