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Plymouth Review

Thurs 22 June 1939

Attack by Bull Fatal to Farmer

Richard Buchholz, 61, well known town of Lyndon farmer, was fatally injured Wednesday morning when attacked by a bull in the farm yard at his home.  It is thought that Mr. Buchholz was leading the animal to the barn when the rope broke and the bull attacked, knocking him to the ground.  Hearing the commotion, Mrs. Buchholz, rushed to the yard and assisted by Alvin Steinke, who was passing, and Louis Mields, a neighbor and brother-in-law, and Oscar Breitzman, succeeded in driving the bull off and into the barn.  A physician was called and the injured man removed to the Plymouth Hospital, where it was found his injuries consisted of a broken spine, broken ribs and internal injuries.  He passed away at the hospital at 2:00 in the afternoon.  Mr. Buchholz was born Feb. 13, 1878, in the town of Lyndon, the son of Jocham and Marie Buchholz.  He was married to Miss Louise Mields on May 21, 1904 and for 12 years after his marriage Mr. Buchholz made cheese at Spring Farm.  In 1917 he removed to the present farm home in the town of Lyndon.  He is survived by his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Philip (Lomira) Sundet of Sheboygan Falls and Mrs. Elmer (Althea) Laack of the town of Plymouth; five grandchildren, Phyllis and Delores Sundet and Mavis, Vida and Hollis Laack; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Emma) Johanning, of the town of Plymouth and Mrs. Henry (Frieda) Miller of the town of Mitchell, and 2 brothers, Henry of the town of Lima and August of the town of Lyndon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the Wittkopp Funeral Home in this city and at 2:00 from the St. Paulís Lutheran church in Cascade.  Burial will be in the Cascade cemetery.