Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Thomas Allister Buskard

August 29, 1938 - June 7, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI



Saturday, June 15, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Westview Christian Reformed Church
2929 Leonard Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Friends are invited to visit with Tom's family at the church beginning at 9:30 AM.



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.

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook Drive SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 235-5113
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Thomas A. Buskard, aged 80, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday evening, June 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Josie Buskard (Driesenga); daughter Alane Trumbull; step-children, Steve (Linda) LeFebre, Rick (Jaci) LeFebre, Bill (Sheri) LeFebre, Ted (Diane) DeGroot, Linda (Bob) Kline, Lisa (Steve) Monroe; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother and sisters, Dave (Barb) Buskard, Jackie Messing, Esther Waller; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barb Buskard, John (Sandy) Driesenga, Jack (Sharon) Wabeke, Judy Mohr, Phyllis Wabeke; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Barb Buskard (LaBelle); his brother Vern Buskard; and his sister, Beth (Roger) Buffum. The service to celebrate Tom's life will be held at Westview Christian Reformed Church, 2929 Leonard Street NW on Saturday June 15 at 11 AM. Friends are invited to visit with Tom’s family beginning at 9:30 AM at the church. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Faith Hospice are appreciated. To sign his guestbook or to share a memory, visit www.heritagelifestory.com