Funeral services for Edward Hatzenbuhler, 83-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away suddenly Monday morning at his home in Buffalo, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Saur officiating. Visitation was held from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A private family interment will be held. Donations in Mr. Hatzenbuhler’s memory may be made to the Big Horn National Forest-OHV Trail Riding, in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Edward Phillip Hatzenbuhler was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Solon, North Dakota, to John and Elizabeth Hatzenbuhler. He grew up and went to school in various towns in North Dakota and went to work on the family farm. He worked at various jobs including being a baker in Rapid City. He was married Feb. 11, 1956, in Rapid City to Florence Kovar, and they made their home in Rapid City. Ed took a job with Mobile Oil in 1959 where he worked for several years before working in a welding shop. In 1971, they moved to Buffalo where he worked for Reeves Concrete until he retired in 2003 after more than 30 years. After his retirement, he worked for Matt Garland Construction for several years. He continued living in Buffalo until his death. Ed was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking, 4-wheeling and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Hatzenbuhler of Buffalo; two sons, Larry Hatzenbuhler and his wife Denise of Gillette and Mark Hatzenbuhler and his wife Tracie of Vancouver, Washington; three daughters, Evelyn Warax of Buffalo, Debby Butler and her husband Bradly of Eureka, Kansas, and Donna Stuber and her husband Eddie of Gillette; five brothers, Fred, Eugene and Kenneth Hatzenbuhler all of Rapid City, South Dakota, Bill Hatzenbuhler of Black Hawk, South Dakota, and John Hatzenbuhler of Denver; three sisters, Marcella Lehman of Woodland, Michigan, Betty Flynn and JoAnn Flynn, both of Rapid City; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vickie Miller; and one granddaughter, Brittany Miller.