Dale Buskirk

Dale Buskirk

Dale Buskirk of Martin, Michigan passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Dale was born January 29, 1933 in Hopkinsburg to Howard and Alma (Belton) Buskirk, the youngest of 13 children. Dale had been employed with Michigan Bell Telephone, First Tel Communications, and Hidden Valley. He served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict; was a member of the Martin Lions Club, Past District Governor and on the Board of Directors of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

On October 19, 1956 in Otsego he was married to Shirley Curry who survives. Also surviving are his children Randy (Patricia) Buskirk, Michael (Linda) Buskirk and Lisa (Mark) Brooks; 9 grandchildren, Brandi, Michelle, Jessica, Justin, Wesley, Travis, Megan, Tiffany and Gunner; 7 great grandchildren, Karlee, Karson, Kamryn, London, Hunter, Bentley and Grant; extended grandchildren, Kyra, Ben, Jennifer and Stacy, and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were his parents and 12 siblings.

Friends may meet with his family from 6 to 9 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Monday at 10:00 A.M., with Pastor Jason Thiel officiating.  Burial will follow at South Martin Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 3030.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations for Dale may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester Hills.

Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com


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  1. Jeff and Dawn Reed says:

    Our Condolences To Your Family. So Sorry To Hear About The Loss Of Your Loved One. Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With You.

  2. Dave and Patty Jarvis says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, Dale was a wonderful man, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  3. Rick and Betty Reed says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. In our thoughts and prayers!

  4. Bob and Pat Grinnell says:

    Our deepest sympathy to our neighbors and the entire family in the loss of Dale. His soft personality and presence will be greatly missed.

  5. Jerry and Marilyn Fenner says:

    Shirley and family. Sorry to hear about Dale. Our thoughts are with you.

  6. Russ & Marilyn Curry says:

    Shirley, Thinking of some of our fun times .
    Playing Pinochle and drinking 50cups of coffee into the wee hours of the morning.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Russ and Marilyn

  7. jack and beverly grashuis says:

    Our prayers are with the family at this time of such a great loss. What a wonderful man ,everyone always spoke so highly of your father, grandfather and great.

  8. Jim and Kris Anderson says:

    So sad to hear of your loss. I know what huge heartbreak this is to everyone in your family. Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.

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