Funeral services for James Buchweitz, 77, of Bottineau, were held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.
James passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home in Bottineau. Burial was at the Clyde Cemetery near Clyde.
James Buchweitz, son of Herman and Lucille (Ritter) Buchweitz, was born on November 16, 1939 at Clyde. He grew up on the family farm near Munich and graduated from Clyde High School in 1957. He was united in marriage in March, 1969 to Arlene (Gapp) Martin, and they had two sons. This marriage later ended. He obtained an Associate Degree in Biological Science from NDSU-Bottineau in May of 1990, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD in May of 1992. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was a staunch advocate for the preservation of wildlife habitat, quality conservation practices, and the proper management of wildlife populations. He was one of the founders of the Cavalier County Wildlife Club, and served as its president for many years. He was a ND Hunter Education Instructor for 25 years. His deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors was matched only by his desire to share hunting, fishing, and the outdoors with others. He was an avid pinochle player, and enjoyed playing (and winning) pinochle games and tournaments. He excelled at gardening, and could always be found selling his produce at the local Farmer’s Market.
He is survived by his two sons: Jeff (Hope) Buchweitz and Jory (Nikki) Buchweitz, both of Minot; six grandchildren: Amber Buchweitz, Zachery Bruns, Christian (CJ) Buchweitz, Parker Zellers, Jamison Bruns, Savanah Buchweitz; and one great-grandson, Hunter Dean Buchweitz.
He was preceded in death by father Herman, mother Lucille, brother Carl, and sister Margaret.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.