Franz Josef August Buchmann, age 89 of Little Rock, Arkansas died peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
He was born on March 19, 1931 in a German-speaking village called Jungferndorf in the Czech Republic to his late parents Franz Buchmann and Maria Schumann. He completed studies in Germany and received an MBA from the University of Munich. His work in the machine tool industry brought him all over the world, including India where he met a young stewardess from Japan. He would marry the love of his life, Yukiko Higo, on April 22, 1966 in Germany and enjoy 53 years of marriage to her. Franz lived a rich life traveling the world, listening to classical music and in his later years playing with his grandkids, taking care of his wife and studying quantum mechanics. He stayed incredibly active and fit as well. He was an outstanding skier and taught his grandkids and daughter-in-law how to ski in his eighties. He also enjoyed biking, kayaking, and walking and playing with Baxter, the family dog.
Franz was preceded in death by his wife, Yukiko, and his sister, Edeltraud Huckle.
Franz is survived by his son, Dr. Robert Franz Buchmann; daughter-in-law, Dr. Julissa Buchmann; grandchildren, Joseph Franz (JoJo, age 16) and Robert Julio (Tico, age 13) Buchmann all in Little Rock, AR and his niece, Christine Haemmerle with husband, Frank and daughters, Steffi and Silvi from Germany.
The family would like to thank the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and their outstanding physicians and staff for providing Franz with excellent medical care.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Little Rock, AR with Father John Wakube as celebrant. To be in compliance with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, all attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Radiology - Diner Family Endowment. 501-686-8200.