Alan W. Buchholz, age 56, of McHenry, died Saturday evening, December 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born February 10, 1958 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Wayne and Betty (Renden) Buchholz. On April 11, 1986, he married Joan Teri Damore in Las Vegas.
A resident of McHenry for the past 14 years, Alan was a carpenter and enjoyed designing and remodeling homes. He was also an auto mechanic and skilled in auto body repair.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Joan; three children, Amy Damore-Buchholz of Chicago, Michael Damore-Buchholz, and Jennifer Richards, both of McHenry; three beloved grandchildren, Ethan, Emma and Chase; his father, Wayne (Nela) Buchholz of Florida; and two sisters, Beth (Neal) Scott of Wheaton and Kathy Buchholz of McHenry; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty, in 1997.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 5 p.m.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.