James A. "Jim" Buhr, age 59, of Bonnots Mill passed away Saturday, September 4, 2010, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
Jim was born on May 6, 1951, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Elmer and Augusta (Voss) Buhr.
He attended elementary school at Bonnots Mill Parochial School and was a 1969 graduate of Fatima High School. Jim obtained his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in 1973.
On June 2, 1973, Jim was united in marriage to Becky Veltrop at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Folk, MO. She survives of the home.
Jim was employed at Milo H. Walz later known as Blattner Furniture from 1971 until November, 2006. He was then employed at DIMC in Jefferson City from 2007 until his illness in 2010.
Jim was a member of the St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill. He enjoyed spending time on his farm and tending to his cows. He loved doing anything that involved his kids and grandkids especially camping and catching catfish from his pond. He was always excited to find a good deal on a tractor or farm equipment especially on Craig's List or ebay and had several projects going at the time of his death.
In addition to his wife Becky, Jim is survived by: three sons, Bradley and his wife Abigail Buhr of Linn, Travis and his wife Lisa Buhr of Jefferson City, and Nathan and his wife Sarah Buhr of Linn; 10 grandchildren, James Buhr, Emily Hulberg, Jonathan Buhr, Kaitlyn McConnaughhay, Jacob Buhr, Ava Buhr, Hayden Buhr, Rachel Buhr, Jude Buhr, Connor Buhr, and two honorary grandchildren, Kylee and Connor Farris; six brothers, Lynn and his wife Pat Buhr of Siloam Springs, AR, Harvey and his wife Betty Buhr of Bonnots Mill, Roger and his wife Beverly Buhr of Taos, Jerry and his wife Gail Buhr of Tempe, AZ, Stanley and his wife Theresa Buhr of Chandler, AZ, and Bill and his wife Theresa Buhr of Lohman; one sister, Carol Fick and her husband Tom of Columbia and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2010, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Louis of France Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or a charity of the donor's choice.