Sophia Susan Bucholtz, age 87, of Gladstone, formerly of Marquette passed away on Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Sophia Susan Bongartz was born to Henry and Susan Bongartz in Marquette, Michigan on October 19, 1922 and had three sisters, Yvonne (Ron) Merkel, Evelyn (Ike) Weiger and Betty Stack.
Sophia married James R. Bucholtz of Trenary on November 25, 1948. They enjoyed raising their four children, James H. (Marilynn) Bucholtz of Marquette, Paulette (Thomas) Ciociorka of Alpena, Michigan, Mary Lou (Dean) Krieg of Safford, Arizona and Judy (John) Davidson of Schaumberg, Illinois. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.