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Mel Buskirk

March 31, 1936 — August 14, 2018

Obituary for Mel Buskirk

Meredith “Mel” Buskirk age 82 of Stanton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the Laurels of Fulton.

Mel was born the son of Graden & Leitha (Ennis) Buskirk and they along with his wife, Charlene; son, Jeffrey Buskirk and brother, Roger Buskirk have preceded him in death.

Surviving Mel is his daughter, Tamie Buskirk of Hayden, Colorado; sons, Tim (Annette) Buskirk of Edmore; Gary (Patti) Buskirk of Edmore; Al (Shannon) Buskirk of Stanton; grandchildren; Vern, Tasha, Tiffany, Brittany, Kylee, Michael, Molly, Brandon, Steve, Christina, Brittney, Charlene, Cassandra; brother, Jerry Buskirk of Paris, thirteen great grandchildren and his beloved dog, Lucky.

A lifelong farmer, Mel loved working the land, growing his cash crops and running an antique saw mill. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp. Mel was an avid collector of tractors, both real and toys. In his younger years, he enjoyed dancing and training horses. In more recent years, Mel loved driving around his farm on his Harley Davidson golf cart and especially loved it when his grandchildren would join him for those rides.

Visitation and funeral services for Mel will be on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Sheridan. Visitation will start at 12 noon and funeral services will begin at 1 PM with Pastor Robert Jones officiating. Final interment will be at the McBride Cemetery in McBride.
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