Leonard "Buzz" Holck
October 31, 1921 - April 4, 2011

Leonard "Buzz" Edward Holck was born on October 31, 1921, to Carl and Theresa (Hilaridis) Holck on a farm north of Jeffers, Minnesota. He was baptized at home and attended country school in Amo Township, Minnesota.

On March 28, 1943, Buzz was united in marriage to Helen Boaz at her parents' home in Amo Township. This marriage was blessed with three children, Sandra, Wayne, and Rhonda. After marriage, Buzz and Helen lived on a farm near Storden, Minnesota. Buzz farmed for many years until 1967. He then started working as a custodian and school bus driver for Storden Public Schools. Helen passed away on September 23, 2008. After her death, Buzz continued living in Storden and eventually moved to Mikkelson Manor in Windom. In May of 2010, Buzz moved to the Good Samaritan Society - Sogge Memorial in Windom where he lived until passing away on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the age of 89.

Buzz was a member of the Amo United Methodist Church where he was an usher and on the church council. He was involved with the Storden Senior Center and a volunteer driver for RSVP. In his younger years, Buzz was on the Storden Horseshoe team and bowling league. Buzz was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, traveling, sightseeing, talking to people, and most of all loved being with his family.

Buzz is survived by two daughters, Sandra Lacher and her husband, Bruce, of Princeton and Rhonda Holck of Pennock; one son, Wayne Holck and his wife, Sandy, of Alexandria; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Neva Hengtgen of Jeffers; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Theresa Holck; step-mother, Nellie Holck; and wife, Helen Holck.

Blessed be the memory of Leonard "Buzz" Holck.

When I think about a man
Who has a deep and quiet soul-
Who works for what his family needs,
Takes pleasure in his role...
When I think about a man
Who's had big challenges to face,
I think about my dad,
About his dignity and grace.
When I think about a man
Who in his daily life reveals
So much strength and tenderness
And depth in what he feels...
When I think about a man
Who always gives the best he can,
I think about my dad,
My lifelong hero.
A good man.
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Visitation Information

And also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Thu, April 7, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Storden Community Center
312 America Street
Storden, MN 56174

Service Information

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Date & Time

Fri, April 8, 2011
1:00 PM


Jeffers Methodist Church
401 E Whited Street
Jeffers, MN 56145


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Steven LeBoutillier
Apr 10, 2011

Buzz was one-in-a-million. A kind, gentle man. A fantastic person to work with. Heaven just got richer!

Pat and Gordon LeBoutillier
Apr 9, 2011

He was truly one of the "good guys" of the staff of Storden-Jeffers school system. A gentleman with a smile.

Mary Turner
Apr 9, 2011

The poem that is printed above described Buzz perfectly. A gentle, kind man, he was. Buzz and Helen adored each other and always had something to laugh about. Our Smypathy to the family. Denny and Mary Turner.

Karen and Roger torkelson
Apr 8, 2011

We will always remember Buzz for his sense of humor and that great smile he always had. We will miss him as part of the family. We are so sorry that we won't be able to join you for the funeral today.

Wandalee Einertson
Apr 8, 2011

Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He will be really missed. He also had a smile and a joke to tell you when he seen you. It was always fun to talk with you folks when they came over to visit my parents. Our prayers... more

Apr 8, 2011
Sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He will be really missed. He also had a smile and a joke to tell you when he seen you. It was always fun to talk with you folks when they came over to visit my parents. Our prayers and sympathy goes out to you. Bless be his memory.

Wandalee Einertson
Marcy Hanish
Apr 7, 2011

Sorry for your loss. I always knew Buzz as a funny man who had a big smile every time I saw him. He will forever be missed.

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