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David Jonathon Buffum, age 79, of Belding, passed away Thursday evening, January 4, 2018 at Green Acres of Cedar Springs under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice.

The son of the Rev. Earl Francis & Marjorie Pearl (Oachampaugh) Buffum, he was born on November 7, 1938 in Grand Rapids.  On December 16, 1972 he married the former Evelyne Mae (Orvis) Keech.  Together enjoyed collecting, restoring, and selling antiques, were members of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and wintering in Florida.  A lover of all animals, David especially enjoyed feeding the birds.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Earl F. Buffum in 1956;  his step-father, Bernard "Bernie" Wright in 1983;  his mother, Marjorie P. Wright in 2010;  two infant siblings, Mary Pearl Buffum and Bruce Buffum; and two step-sons, Jack Keech and Brian Keech;   his wife of 41 years, Evelyne Mae Buffum on April 30, 2016;  and a step-daughter, Sherry Rachal.

Surviving are his children, Bruce & Becky Buffum of Gowen , and Terri & Joseph Ondo of Florida;  ten grandchildren, Nikki Keech, Katrina Furlow, Felicia Ruiz, Casie Kelley, Dalton Keech, Blair Boyes, Brad Buffum, Joshua Ondo, Jon Ondo, and Tiffany Duncan;  many great-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  The Rev. Phillip Mills of the Greenville Bible Methodist Church will officiate and burial will take place privately at Otisco Township Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dave's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Expression of Sympathy on January 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

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    A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on January 8, 2018

  2. Leslie Anne Wood on January 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Bruce and Becky
    IGÇÖm sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
    Leslie Anne Wood

  3. Carey Buffum on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

  4. Carey Buffum on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Grandpa Dave will be greatly missed.. He was a wonderful man with great stories and was loved by all… Prayers are sent to all….

  5. Tiffany Julien on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

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