Six Lakes – Earl Sherman Buskirk, age 80, of Six Lakes passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at his home with family at his side. Earl was born on January 30, 1937 in Stanton, the son of Covel Harrison and Emma Ruth (Beetley) Buskirk.
He was raised in Stanton and attended Stanton Public Schools. Earl married Sandra Jean Collier at Day Bethel Church in McBride on November 8, 1957. He graduated from Montabella High School in 1980. Earl attended Montcalm Community College taking courses for Boiler Maintenance. Earl was employed in Machine Maintenance by General Electric, Ore Ida, and finally Indian Summers until his retirement in 1999.
Earl enjoyed playing cards with the seniors, fishing, hunting, reading, gardening, trapping, puzzles, 4-H activities, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Entrican Bible Church, and a volunteer at Heritage Village.
Earl is deeply missed by his wife Sandra Buskirk of Six Lakes; four children Lynne (Curtis) Dishong of Lakeview, Kirk (Missy) Buskirk of Kingsley, Nancy (Craig) Jeffrey of Sheridan, Karen (Dennis) Brasington of Lakeview; ten grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren; five siblings Robert (Shirley) Buskirk of Six Lakes, Ellis “Pat” (Verna) Buskirk of Six Lakes, Lavonna (Bruce) Johnson of Riverdale, Leota “Maxine” (Wayne) Bogart of Crystal, and Charles Buskirk of Remus; several nieces, nephews, friends, and church family.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents Covel and Emma Buskirk; and seven siblings Elton Buskirk, Rozella Braman, William “Bill” Buskirk, Leona “Doll” Cavanaugh, Fred Buskirk, Allen “Mike” Buskirk, and Covel “Buck” Buskirk Jr.
A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Entrican Bible Church with Pastor Eugene Kooi officiating. The family will be accepting friends at visitation starting at 11:00. All are invited to a luncheon at Entrican Township Hall immediately following the service. Those wishing to make a contribution in Earl’s memory are asked to consider Entrican Bible Church or the Montcalm Community College Heritage Village.
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