History & Staff

Buchholz Mortuary was founded in 1949 by the late William G. Buchholz, a Saint Louis funeral director and embalmer. The original facility was located in North Saint Louis on West Florissant Ave. near Riverview Blvd.

Our History

In 1969, Buchholz Mortuaries expanded to the North County suburb of Spanish Lake to serve the many families that had moved from the city. Cletus Buchholz, son of William G. Buchholz, became President of the firm and the family embarked on a third expansion effort in 1984. A historic building built in 1955 as the Florissant City Hall and later used by the Florissant Police Department was acquired and extensively renovated by the Buchholz family to serve the residents of Florissant. Adopting the City of Florissant motto, the building was named Buchholz Valley of Flowers Mortuary.

Buchholz Mortuaries is currently owned and operated by third generation of the Buchholz family. Tom and Cindy Buchholz, children of Cletus and Philomena Buchholz, continue the family funeral tradition. Recent growth and expansion of the firm has included Buchholz Mortuary West which opened in 1994 and serves residents of West Saint Louis County. In 2003, Buchholz Mortuaries took over the records of Math Hermann and Son Funeral Home including all the records of past funerals and their pre-needs.

Family tradition and local ownership have been important to the Buchholz family. That is why Buchholz Mortuaries is a member of the Association of Saint Louis Owned and Operated Funeral Homes and proudly displays the distinctive association logo.

The Buchholz family and staff will assist your family during the most difficult time with compassion and care. We are committed to providing your family with quality service, offer extensive choices of merchandise, and types of funerals to meet your needs.

Our family is dedicated to serving your family and our community. It has been our tradition and privilege for over fifty years.


Our Valued Staff

Tom  Buchholz

Tom Buchholz

I was born and raised in North County. And yes, that famous Saint Louis question? I went to Rosary High School (now called Trinity High School), a graduate of Benedictine College and MBA from Saint Louis University. I am married and a father of 2 daughters. I enjoy boating, fishing, and spectator sports. As a third generation funeral director, I follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, William G. Buchholz and my father Cletus F. Buchholz. We are family serving family.


Cindy  Buchholz

Cindy Buchholz

I am a third generation funeral home family member working at Buchholz Mortuaries. I came to the funeral home in 1984, after a ten year career as a registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist and X-ray Technologist. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Maryville University. I am a licensed funeral director. I handle all our personnel issues as well as some accounting and making funeral arrangements. I enjoy traveling with my husband to far away places, hiking and biking.


Patricia E. Zwieselbauer

Patricia E. Zwieselbauer

Pat is a St. Louis native, who brings to Buchholz twenty five years of honoring family traditions and values. Buchholz families, as well as her own family, appreciate the value of her care and concern in this time of need. Pat puts her many years of experience to use, as both a licensed funeral director and embalmer.


Robert  Reynolds

Robert Reynolds

I am an Embalmer and a Funeral Director. Started in the Funeral profession in 1971. Attended Central Bible College, Kentucky School of Mortuary Services and Chadwick University. Bob has been employed by Buchholz Mortuaries, Inc. since 2002. He is also a professional photographer and videography.