Cover photo for Maria Loretta Buchholz's Obituary
Maria Loretta Buchholz Profile Photo
1943 Maria 2022

Maria Loretta Buchholz

March 11, 1943 — January 7, 2022

Maria was born March 11, 1943 at Belcourt, ND, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Harvey) Parisien. She grew up at Dunseith, ND.

As a young woman in her 20's, Maria worked at the state hospital in Yankton. While working in Yankton, she met Gerald Buchholz. They were married on March 15, 1968. Gerald was in the military and they lived at Ft. Bragg for a short time before living in Sioux City and later at Jefferson, South Dakota. Maria worked at Zenith in Sioux City and then stayed at home raising and caring for her children.

Following her divorce in 1989, Maria attended Western Iowa Technical College and completed a nursing degree. She moved to Sioux Falls and worked as an LPN at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, at several nursing homes in Sioux Falls and as a traveling nurse in Minneapolis. She retired in 2008.

Maria like reading, playing Bingo, traveling to visit family, playing Cribbage and card games, collecting souvenir spoons, watching crime shows and enjoyed having a Diet Dr. Pepper. 

Maria is survived by three children, David (Tracey) Buchholz and their children, Cassie (Jeff) Moser and Alyssa Buchholz, Shawn Buchholz, Lisa (Rick) Yarber and their children, Jeanette, Jonathon, and Joshua Jenkins, ; three siblings, Noel Parisien, Eugene (Germaine) Parisien and Lorraine Lamoree.

She is preceded in death by her parents; five siblings, Leana (John) Johnson, Doris (Fred) Fiedler, Elena (Jack) Cuffe, Janet Parisien and Don Parisien; and a granddaughter, Geri Maria Buchholz. 



Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, January 13, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Friday, January 14, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Therese Catholic Church

901 N Tahoe Trail, Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 32

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree