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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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  1. John A Pecynski on September 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I always see a smile on Mike’s face.A true, Nice, good man!Always a kind and good humor attitude.I never ever doubted his love For Peggy.Great couple.Great friend.Great man.Honored to know you!Rest in peace. Know you are loved.To the family.words aren’t enough..Sending hugs and ya’s

  2. Missy Winslow on September 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss Peggy…. My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time… If theres anything i can do please let me kno…. Much love to you and ur fam
    R.I.H. Mike …. Gone but never forgotten

  3. Eddie Grover on September 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    May the Love of God carry you to your new address in paradise…may the spirit of God comfort youremaining loved ones…and may the loving memories you leave proclaim your legacy and the great man that you are…I love you Mike buskard

  4. Chris DePoy on September 25, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    So very sorry Peggy. Sara and I are thinking of you and your children.

  5. Rachael on September 25, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Rest in peace Mike Buskard
    You surely will be missed dearly by all. Mike was alot things but he was an amazing father to his children and a great husband to Peggy and an amazing friend to everyone that he came across. You maybe gone but you will never be forgotten. RIP Mike.

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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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