John A. Buhr, age 79, of Lester Prairie, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at the Gardens in Winsted.
John Arthur Buhr was born Jan. 22, 1941, in Norwood, the son of Roy and Meta (Haag) Buhr.
After graduating high school, John joined the Army, where he served proudly for six years. He worked at Tonka Toys for many years.
John was well-loved in his community and with his family. He enjoyed socializing with everybody. He was active in his church and sang in the choir.
John loved going to car shows, and was an excellent artist, drawing many pictures. John adored his family and friends, and loved taking pictures of them.
He was a doting uncle and delighted in attending his great niece’s and nephew’s sports activities. He will be greatly missed.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Meta Buhr; sister, Lanette Hlavka; and nephew, Eugene Buhr Jr.
John is survived by his loving family: brothers, Eugene (Oona) Buhr of Hanover, PA, Roger Buhr of Waconia, Jeffrey (Misty) Buhr of Woodlands, TX, Samuel (Nancy) Buhr of Winsted; nieces and nephews, Deedra (Joel) Noel, Justine (Joe) Smith, Robert (Tammy) Hlavka, Jaquline (Brian) Haasl, Eric Hlavka, Brandon (Brenna) Buhr, Courtney (Steven) Albritton, Hannah Buhr, Jessie (Angie) Buhr, Messena (Todd) Smude, Tobias (Anita) Buhr, Sandy Fair Buhr; many great-nieces, great-nephews, and friends.
A funeral service took place Saturday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 East 2nd Street) in Waconia, with Rev. Robert Alsleben as officiant. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service Saturday at church; with interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Tony Vogel, Paul Vogel, Sam Buhr, Jessie Buhr, Tobias Buhr, and Leighton Buhr.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, 952-442-2121, www.johnsonfh.com.