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Dave Budde

April 4, 1934 - September 16, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI



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BUDDE, David L.

Grand Rapids, MI

Age 86, passed away September 16, 2020. Dave was born April 4, 1934 in St. Johns, MI to the late Nelson and Louise (Klann) Budde. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Eltzroth) Budde; sons, Steven and Michael Budde; and brother, Donald Budde. Dave was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a people person who served as a volunteer for the Community Garden and Meals On Wheels. Dave loved his garden in Sparta, not just sharing his produce but sharing his love of gardening with others. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Budde of Mt. Pleasant; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; his brother, Bruce Budde; and several nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at Fairplains Cemetery. Special thanks to family friend Chastity, and to Porter Hills Rehab. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. www.heritagelifestory.com