Vernus Buboltz

December 12, 1925-July 9, 2021

Vernus Buboltz, age 95, of Fairfax, MN passed away Friday, July 9, 2021, at Southview Living Center in Gibbon.

Funeral Service was held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Wellington Township, Renville County, MN, with interment in the church cemetery. Military Honors by the Fairfax Honor Guard. Memorials preferred to Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Casket Bearers: Nathen Buboltz, Jeremy Buboltz, Keith Buboltz, Adam Buboltz, Mark Buboltz, Thomas Buboltz

Vernus Duwayne Buboltz was born on December 12, 1925, in Martinsburg Township, Renville County, MN. He was the son of Robert and Lillie (Sell) Buboltz. He was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township. He received his education at District #54 Country School through the eighth grade.

He entered active military service on January 23, 1945, and served his country during World War II in the United States Army Infantry. Vernus achieved the rank of Mess Sergeant. He was Honorably Discharged on December 1, 1946

On February 24, 1949, Vernus was united in marriage to Violet Peterson at Augustana Lutheran Church in Winthrop, MN. After their marriage, the couple farmed in rural Fairfax, retiring in 2000. This union was blessed with four sons, Steve, Gary, Roger and Brian. Vernus and Violet shared 67 years of marriage when Violet passed away on April 3, 2016.

Vernus was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township, rural Fairfax. He served as an Elder and was Chairman of the School Board of the church. He was a member of the American Legion Post #205 and the VFW Post #8459, both in Fairfax.

He enjoyed fishing, dancing, traveling, playing cards, and farming. Vernus cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

Vernus is survived by his sons, Steve Buboltz and his wife, Janet of Hermantown, MN, Gary Buboltz and his wife, Rhonda of Fairfax, MN, Roger Buboltz and his wife, Patricia of Redwood Falls, MN, and Brian Buboltz and his wife, Karen of Fairfax, MN; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lillie Buboltz; wife, Violet Buboltz; brothers, Talford Buboltz, Myron and Edna Buboltz, Orley and Marion Buboltz; sister, Marilyn and Charles Ahlbrecht; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Javain and Dorothy Peterson, and Harold and Eunice Woods.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at


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