Isaac J. Buboltz, age 29, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Fort Myers.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at Riverside Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota, with interment in Swedlanda Lutheran Cemetery in Palmyra Township, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 9, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Isaac “Ike” Joel Buboltz was born on June 2nd, 1993, in Willmar, Minnesota. He was the son of Randy and Sara Buboltz, and was the youngest of three brothers. Isaac grew up on his family’s farm in rural Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, where he enjoyed farming and the outdoors. Isaac graduated from Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Schools in 2012. As a young boy, Isaac the entrepreneur raised chickens and rabbits. He was active in football, basketball and golf. He loved family time at Green Lake, golfing, and hunting "quack quacks”.
Flying was in Isaac’s blood. Isaac earned his private pilot license at the age of 15. His father, Randy, uncles, Douglas and Michael, and great uncle, Eugene, also shared his love of flying. After high school, Isaac furthered his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, to pursue his dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot. After obtaining all of his ratings, Isaac moved to Atwater, California to train Chinese pilots. He was one of the youngest pilots hired at PSA and he soon advanced to Captain. Isaac excelled at this, and had flowed into working at American Airlines.
Through this passion, Isaac met the love of his life, Jennifer Herrington. They were united in marriage on June 23, 2018 at Stonewell Farms in Willmar. Together they welcomed two beautiful and amazing children, Leyla and Beckham. Isaac and Jennifer loved their children with all that they are. Isaac loved smoking and barbecuing meat for his little family. As a family, they lived in Minnesota, Livermore, California, and most recently had moved to Fort Myers, Florida.
Isaac’s faith was extremely important to him. He had a deep connection with the Lord Jesus Christ. Isaac chose to be baptized as a young teen at Riverside AG. His heart was full of love for God, family, and friends. Isaac loved big and smiled with his eyes. His junior year, Isaac went on a mission trip with his mom to Nicaragua where he was able to share his love for the Lord with others. Isaac had God's heart for the broken, the needy and the underdog. Isaac especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, family, and friends.
Isaac unexpectedly and tragically lost his life on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Fort Meyers, Florida, at the age of 29 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Isaac is survived by his:
Wife Jennifer Buboltz of Fort Meyers, FL;
2 Children, Leyla and Beckham Buboltz;
Parents, Randy and Sara Buboltz of Hutchinson, MN;
Brothers, Justin Buboltz of Hector, MN,
Samuel Buboltz and his wife, Lacy of Hector, MN;
Sisters-in-law, Rachel Herrington and her husband, Daniel Burkhart of Issaqueh, WA,
Laurie Herrington of Livermore, CA,
Julia Herrington of Portland, OR;
Mother and Father-in-law, Brian and Lisa Herrington of Livermore, CA;
Grandparents, Jerome and Gail Johnson of Spicer, MN,
Judith Buboltz of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Isaac was preceded in death by his grandfather Virgil Buboltz, uncle Stephen Buboltz and many grand and great-grand parents.
Curtis Strand says
Isaac was like being around another adult, both in the classroom and on the football field. What he lacked in size he made up for in NRG and smarts. He was mature well beyond his years. It was an honor being able to work with him. He was unlike any student/athlete I’ve ever been around. I was sad when I heard he didn’t play baseball and I asked to come out anyway, because I wanted his NRG on our team. It was positive anytime he was around. He had this positive aura surrounding him all the time. From the time he graduated, I missed him a great deal, and the few times I saw him after always made my day, even if one of those times it was him who came upon a stuck mail man and pulled him out. Isaac we loved you very much, and may God be with you and your loved ones at this time of grief.
Jo Reck says
Randy, Sarah, and your whole family, It is with such a heavy heart that I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your precious son, bother, nephew and grandson. No parent should ever have to go through the loss of a child…there is nothing harder. There just are no words to ease your pain right now, so I just want to say I know the grief and the ache in your hearts. I have been there twice and I know the depth of that pain. You are on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you and comfort you today and always~ Jo
Issac was one of my best fun out going pilots I have got th3e pleasure to know and worked with in the past for 4yrs at PSA Airlines and I always look forward to work with him. He was always kind and sweet to everyone, even gets us breakfast when we are working back to back with no break. He was a dear sweet guy and never passes me while in the terminal and now hearing this, its just too hard.
My prayers are with you all.
Daris Fraser says
Randy, my sincerest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time. I feel that there’s no greater loss than a child, and my heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time.
Jeff and Anne Heerdt says
Issac was truly a special person to know. I was blessed to have him in the classroom where he excelled and had the pleasure to coach him on the football field. He always was positive and had that special smile of his. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Buboltz/Johnson families.
Joyce Nyhus says
I am shocked beyond words. I was trying to explain Isaac to Neil, and the first thing that came to mind was that he was more full of life than just about anyone I could think of. This is devastating news! Ike, as we called him in school, was a joy to be around and was always polite and respectful to me. It really was a joy to have him in my classroom. I hope the love and care of your many friends will help you deal with this tragic loss.
With my sincere sympathy,
Karen J Bohlin says
So hard to lose a child. I know the pain. Prayers for your family.
Family of Isaac, I am deeply sorry for your loss of your precious Isaac. I have worked with your son, husband and brother throughout the years and I have never witnessed a Pilot with such dedication to always go above and beyond for his passengers, crew members and ground crew members. Isaac would run up and pick up wheelchairs, push the wheelchair passengers up the jet bridge, load the luggage if the ground crew where overwhelmed, even take the walk around for the First Officer if it was raining outside. The Finest Pilot and the Epitome of humbleness and dedication to go before all of us to demonstrate the excellence of a Pilot in command. His inner joy and charisma would light up the whole terminal when passing by him. He was a unique individual and I can’t phantom that he is not here on earth anymore. May GOD wrap his Arms around you during this difficult time.
Cheryl Buboltz says
Randy & Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Issac. May God comfort you in this very difficult time.
Paal & Holly Haug says
Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
Lori and Bruce Engebretson says
Our deepest condolences to all the Buboltz Family. Words have no true meaning at a time like this, but God is listening and hearing all the prayers being raised right now to bring you comfort so you can get through this difficult time.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joel and Roxann says
Randy and Sara our hearts are so very broken for you and your family. We are keeping you all so very close in our thoughts and prayer.
Amy Miller says
Jennifer & Family, no words can express how saddened I am, to hear this shocking news of Isaac, my dear friend, Captain. May God comfort you at this difficult time and may you forever hold treasured memories in your heart and they bring you comfort and peace when needed. I will be praying for all of you, each and every day.
(Amy L Miller, Flight Attendant PSA)
Kathy, Ed, Bobbie Uecker says
There are no words to ease your pain. No parent should suffer the loss of a child. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and comfort you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy & Mark Almich Family says
Jennifer, Randy & Sara- As has been said over and over again, there are no words to adequately express our sympathy at this time. The loss of Isaac has created ripples that are further reaching than imaginable. I hope he knew that – that he made a difference in the many lives that he touched. Over and over again people have commented about his kindness and generosity of spirit. I love how you wrote that he smiled with his eyes. He did, indeed. So very sad for you all. We are praying for peace, comfort and guidance for you throughout the coming weeks, months, years. We are so saddened by you profound loss.
Randy & Sara, We are so sorry for your loss. We are also going through the death of our daughter, Amy. Please keep God and your family and friends close, they will help, as we will…your new next door neighbors. Anne & Vern
Lisa Ballantine says
Sara, Randy, and Jennifer, we share in this sadness with you, perhaps you might find a confort in knowing that you are not alone. While we long for Isaac here on earth, there is no loss in the heavenlies. Our hearts anticipate reuniting with him again one day. Our prayers are with you for comfort and the realization of the intimacy of the spirit in each of you. May you know miraculous comfort at this time.
Michael and Lisa Ballantine
lorna bahl says
I am so very sorry to hear the loss of your dear son Isaac. I still remember your 3 little boys coming to the clinic with their beautiful mother, May you find comfort knowing that many care and will pray for your family. In Christ’s love, Lorna Bahl
Chris Kraft says
Randy and Sara I am deeply sorry to hear the news of Isaac’s passing. May he continue to live in your hearts forever as he flies high with his angels. Peace to all of you.