Judy Buchholz was born November 4, 1959 at Parkston, SD to Edward and Gloria (Bitterman) Zobel. She was baptized at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria, graduated from Hanson High School and received a degree in Culinary Arts from MTI. On January 26, 1984 she married Chris Buchholz in Mitchell. Judy was involved with the Cancer Walk in Mitchell for fourteen years. She loved to bake, garden, play bingo and spend time with family and her grandchildren. She was employed at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center in Mitchell.
She is survived by her husband, Chris; three children: Aaron (Brianna) Zobel, Sioux Falls, Edwin Zobel, Sioux Falls and Amber (Daniel) Wrobleski, Mitchell; two brothers: Douglas (Jean) Zobel, Menno, Wilton (Ginnie) Zobel, Sioux Falls; four sisters: Jayne Zobel, Mitchell, Lauriann (Roberto) Martinez, Sioux Falls, Kristi Bartscher, Sioux Falls and Carmen (Todd) Preheim, Tea; fifteen grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Gloria.