Matthew Carl BuskirkJanuary 20, 1988 ~ July 7, 2017 (age 29)
Our beloved Matthew Carl Buskirk went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2017. He blessed his parents Mark and Deborah (Lanphear) Buskirk when he was born into this world on January 20, 1988 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Matthew is a graduate of Paw Paw High School in 2006, and attended Western Michigan University where he played on the Bronco Football team. He was a stellar athlete with strength and perseverance. These two qualities were a motto for how he led his life, along with his huge heart of generosity for giving to others in need. He will be best remembered for those radiate smiles and his huge hugs of love and compassion.
Matthew’s favorite time of the year was the fall. He enjoyed hunting season and could always be found sporting some type of camo apparel all year long. His love for the outdoors was his home at heart and where he found the most comfort and pleasure. He created many memories through consecutive Dune Lake camping and Cedar Point trips with his own and pseudo families.
Matthew is survived by his parents Mark and Deborah of Paw Paw, his brothers Alexander from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Andrew from Kalamazoo. He also leaves his paternal grandfather Edward Buskirk of Haines City, Florida, grandmother Patricia Lanphear of Lawton and Aunt Ardie (grandmother) of Sebring, Florida. Along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends but above all his most trusted, loyal and beloved dog Gill.
Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday, July 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and again at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw. Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 am at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, Paw Paw. Interment will follow at Wildey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Van Buren County Drug Treatment Court.
Luncheon will follow at the Paw Paw Elks Club 41861 M-40, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079.
“Count your age by friends not years…Count your life by smiles not tears.”
Van Buren County Drug Treatment Court
212 E. Paw Paw Street, Paw Paw MI 49079
Contact Person: Rachel Lindley at Extension 2478