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Russell G. Buys

December 27, 1922 - March 24, 2018
Muskegon, MI

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Visitation

Friday, March 30, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Laketon Bethel Church
1568 W Giles Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445

Service

Friday, March 30, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Laketon Bethel Church
1568 W Giles Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Laketon Bethel Church
1568 W Giles Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445

Harbor Hospice Foundation
1050 W Western Ave STE 400
Muskegon, MI 49441
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Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Chalet Floral
700 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
(231) 755-1805
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Mr. Russell Gordon Buys, age 95, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on December 27, 1922 to William & Emma (West) Buys, one of nine children. Mr. Buys served his country in the US Army in G. Company 126th Infantry 32nd Division during World War II. He married the former Doris Hopkins and after her passing in 1984 he met and married Elaine Love. Mr. Buys was a Laketon Township Trustee for 35 years, worked for Habitat for Humanity for several years and retired from Home Construction after 35 years. Russ was a life member of the Don Rea Post #8846 and past President of the Local 32nd Division Red Arrow Club and past President of the National Red Arrow Association. He enjoyed all sports, especially hunting and fishing with his brothers.

SURVIVORS

Wife, Elaine; children, Muriel Kops Wiser, Connie (Jim) Panozzo, Russell (Di) Buys; stepsons, Ted (Cheryl) Love, Gordon (Pamela) Love, Mark (Kathy) Love; grandchildren, Michelle (Rex) VanderLinde, Bill (Shelley) Kops, Scott (Amy) Panozzo, Kelly (Jon) Simerick, Stacy West, Eric Buys, Shannon (Michael) Portillo, Haley & Chelsey Love, Jenny & Ian Gram, Brandon & Saren Love, Megan Love, Heather Love; great grandchildren, Jennifer VanderLinde, Evan & Ashley Kops, Grant & Penelope Panozzo, Owen & Brennan Simerick, Athena & Jazmin West, Bailey & Camden Price; siblings, Betty Kraai & Leonard Buys; many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris; son-in-law, Tom Wiser; sister, Irene Smith; brothers, Charles, Norman, William, Phillip & George.

SERVICE

Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Laketon Bethel Reformed Church with Rev. Dr. Sherwin Brantsen officiating and Military Honors under the Auspices of the Don Rea Post #8846. MEMORIAL: Laketon Bethel Church or Harbor Hospice Foundation.

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