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Ronald F. "Bud" Flashaar, age 76, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday at home after suffering a sudden heart attack.  The son of Stanley D. & Luella (McMeeken) Flashaar, he was born on February 14, 1942 in Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

Bud graduated from Greenville High School in 1961, and on April 28, 1962, at the First Baptist Church in Greenville, he married Patricia Lou Cory, and they  raised three children and enjoyed 56 years of marriage. 

Together, they were members of the First Congregational Church of Greenville, where Bud had served as a Deacon.  Always wanting to help others, Bud donated gallons of blood, served as a volunteer firefighter with the City of Greenville, and could often be found in his pole-barn "wrenching" on various projects for family and friends.  He retired from Federal-Mogul Corporation after 42 years, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a son, Scott Flashaar on December 19, 2015;  a grandson,  Chad Saladin on December 19, 2012;  and a sister, Wendy Adair.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Flashaar of Greenville;  their daughters, Brenda & Keith Saladin of Cedar Springs  and Angela & Bryan Garvey of Greenville;  a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Flashaar of Greenville;  three grandchildren, Cami & Michael Saladin-Yonovitz of Grand Rapids, Kegan & Melissa Garvey , and Korbin & Cayla Garvey, all of Sheridan;  a sister, Sandie & Dale Lake of Trufant;  a brother, Steve & Karen Flashaar of Grand Blanc;  three sisters-in-law, Barb & Stan McMeeken of Greenville, Debra & Paul Thornton of Fenwick, and Carla & Dee Burnett of Belding;  and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 126 E. Cass Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.  The Rev. Jason Dillingham, pastor of the First Congregational Church will officiate.  Cremation will follow the ceremony with final interment in the church columbarium

Instead of flowers, Bud would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the Deacon's Discretionary Fund at the First Congregational Church (to help others in need).  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bud's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.



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  1. David & Marie Linder on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear about Ron, sending our condolences to you Pat and the family. -áHe was a great person as you know.

  2. Kenneth House on May 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Paul House family sends its DEEPEST SYMPATHY for the loss of this GREAT MAN. Thoughts & Prayers for the Family.-á

  3. Jerry Jones on May 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    My most sincere condolences go out to Pat and all of BudGÇÖs family. Bud was a true friend and the very model of a decent and loving family man. No conversation with Bud was ever complete until he had given a full update on his children and grandchildren. We spent many hours fishing together and just enjoying each other’s company.
    He was a true man of Christ whose boldest testimony was in his caring and kindness. Bud exemplified what it means to love God and to love others. Though he will be sorely missed, I am confident he is now with the Lord he so loved and both Chad and Scott whom he so missed. Rest in peace dear friend until we meet again.
    Jerry Jones

  4. Kris Smith on May 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss.-á You are in our thoughts and prayers!-á

    Todd and Kris Smith

  5. Roger and Faith Abel on May 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Pat and the family. May you all feel God’s arms around you at this sad time. -á Bud was a good friend and was always helping someone.-á My fun memory of Bud was his love of the Terri Lynn Trail Mix that he always ordered many packages of. -á -á -á-á

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