Alan S. Buskirk, age 60 of Stanton, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the U of M Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
Affectionately known by his family as a “professional micromanager” Alan was a man who had precise way of doing things and strongly encouraged his family to do it that way also. Throughout his life Alan had several things which were important to him. First, his love of auto racing where Alan could be found driving #54 at the local dirt tracks, especially Crystal Motor Speedway and Mt. Pleasant Speedway. Second, his love of farming. Third, he loved to tinker and build things, sometimes out of necessity other times because he could. Fourth, his truck driving career, which truth be told, he did to pay the bills to support his farming and racing hobbies. Finally, and most importantly, Alan loved his family and enjoyed being around them and spending time with them.
Surviving Alan is his wife, Shannon; children, Kylee Buskirk (Jim Hunt) of Sheridan; Micheal Buskirk (Melody Favel) of Carson City; Molly Buskirk (Conner White) of Mt. Pleasant; Brandon Buskirk (Natasha DePue) of Stanton; grandchildren, Lucas and Stevie; sister, Tamie Buskirk of Hayden, Colorado; brothers, Tim (Annette) Buskirk of Edmore; Gary “Bucky” (Patty) Buskirk of Edmore; mother-in-law, Kathleen Stewart of Stanton; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws, Bob Barger of Crystal; Clif & Marlene Fockler of Riverdale; Rick Stewart of Stanton; Randy & Ronda Sherwood of Ionia; Roger & Darlene Stewart of Stanton and many nieces and nephews.
Alan is preceded in death by his parents, Meredith & Charlene (Abbott) Buskirk; infant son, Kristopher; brother, Jeff Buskirk; father-in-law, Norm Stewart; brother-in-law, Randy Stewart; sisters-in-law, Ilene Barger and Linda Stewart and several close friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan (246 S. Main Street).
Funeral services for Alan will begin at 11 AM on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Final interment will be at the Evergreen Township Cemetery.