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Michael Albert Buskard, 55, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at home under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice, with his beloved wife and family at his side.

The son of Alonzo & Winifred (Pierson) Buskard, he was born January 14, 1963 in Grand Rapids. In the summer of 1988 he married Peggy Sue Niva, and together they raised three children.

Mike was a family man, he enjoyed spending time with those he cherished. He loved hunting with his son, James and camping with the whole family. He will be remembered for his passion for Halloween, which showed through his dedication to decorating his yard for all the neighborhood to enjoy. Any spare time Mike had you could always find him at the casino.

He was preceded in death by his father; brothers, Gary Buskard, and Mark Buskard; and his treasured mother-in-law, Nancy Niva. Surviving him are his mother; wife, Peggy Buskard; children, James & Sarah Buskard, Nicholas Buskard, and Amber Buskard; granddaughters, Taylor, and Brooklynne; brothers, Richard & Judy Buskard, and Terry Buskard; sister-in-law, Leslie (DeDe) Buskard; dear friend, Brenda Bostelaar; and furry canine companion, Bella; along with many other loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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9 Condolences

  1. Briana Quier on September 25, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way

  2. Chana J Daili on September 26, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    You were Loved and will be missed. If your son Nick has followed in your footsteps, then you were a true treasure. May God bless you and your Family.

  3. Keith on September 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Sorry Peggy and family for your loss. Mike will be missed R.I.P. buddy..

  4. Rob Pierson on September 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    I”am so sorry about Mike, my love goes out to you Peggy. No one called me about mike to let me know. Why does no one care to call me about my cousins passing. I’am really very upset that no one cares to tell me. My heart is very sad and broken.

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