Rev. Ervin E. Buhs

Rev. Ervin E. Buhs, 77, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Wednesday, January 25, 1933, in Stanton Township, IL, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Rev. Buhs was a Lutheran Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He was a former Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Zap, ND, Concordia Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN, St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson, IL, St. John Lutheran Church in Toluca, IL, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairview Heights, IL and Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL. He was a member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was involved in youth-oriented ministry and Bible camp and brought creative engagement with the Gospel to bring messages of the church to life, such as costumed character portrayals and puppets for children.

He was preceded in death by his

  • Parents: Heije G. and Hinreka nee Bartel Buhs
  • Brother: Dean Buhs

Surviving are his

  • Wife: Susan nee Stender Buhs
  • Son: Eric (Rose Holz) Buhs of Lincoln, NE
  • Daughters:
    • Laura (Ismael Guerrero) Buhs of Denver, CO
    • Edith (Peter Thomson) Buhs of Boston, MA
  • Brother: Ronald (Janice) Buhs of Okemos, MI
  • Sister: Donna (Gary) Price of Cissna Park, IL
  • Grandchildren:
    • Elisa Guerrero
    • Cristina Guerrero
    • Eleanor Rose Thomson

Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or Donor's Choice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 3-7 pm, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 10-11 am, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL 

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church with Bishop Warren Freiheit officiating and Pastor Richard Brendel, Diane Maertens, SAM; Carol Maertens, SAM; Loretta Garing, SAM and Mike Foppe, SAM assisting. Interment at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Elliott Cemetery, Elliott, IL.



Condolences left for Rev. Ervin E. Buhs:

    Susan, Eric, Laura, and Edith... My sincerest sympathies go out to you all. Pastor Buhs was a large part of MY spiritual health, and I will miss him dearly. Our entire family loved him. He was especially close to Christopher, whom, for awhile, was fortunate enough, to have him to himself during confirmation education (we had a very small youth group for awhile at Calvary). I personally hold many memories of many conversations dear to my heart. I, along with my entire family, send our prayers to you and your family, knowing that Pastor is in a better place... He will be there to meet us all again, in time. I will stay in touch Susan. Love from the Fraziers....

    Robert D Frazier Jr Frisco TX 75034

    The Icolari Family extends our sympathy to you and your family.

    Letty Icolari Denver Colorado 80212

    Our condolences to Susan, Eric, Laura, and Edith. We are sorry to hear of Pastor Buhs passing. We always enjoyed his services and his friendship while at St Peter's. Our wedding was special because he united us in marriage. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Craig and Vickie Paluska
    Pearl Paluska

    the Paluska Family Roanoke Illinois 61561