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Welcome to the memorial page for

Roger D. Buist

October 8, 1937 ~ August 3, 2017 (age 79)

Roger D. Buist, age 79, of Byron Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Trillium Woods after a courageous battle with cancer.  Roger handled his battle with dignity and grace maintaining his concern and care for those around him, while never complaining. 

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nancy Buist (Sterk); their children, Lori and Chuck Koll, Carla and Dan Dekker, Robert and Diana Buist, Mark and Kathy Buist; his 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings, Larry and Judy Buist, Jan and Cal Vredevoogd, Arlene and Ron Sytsma; Nancy’s siblings, John and Julia Sterk, Rog and Ida Sterk; and many nieces and nephews. 

Several years ago, Roger retired from Buist Electric, a company he cofounded with his brother, Larry.  Until the end Roger was interested and concerned with the lives of the employees. 

Roger lived a generous life; giving of his time, talent and treasure.  Roger was active in leadership in many organizations.  He served in leadership at Heritage Christian Reformed Church.  He served on the boards of Gun Lake Chapel and Byron Center Public School for many years.  He was very active in many building programs at church and at Byron Center Community Ministries. Roger was always energized by being involved in things he felt made a difference in the lives of people in his community.  Roger proudly served in the United States Marine Reserves.  His Christian faith, family, and friends were very important to Roger.  He was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Many thanks to the kind, caring staff at University of Michigan Health, Faith Hospice, and Trillium Woods. 

Relatives and friends may visit with Roger’s family from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM Sunday, August 6, at Heritage Christian Reformed Church, 3089 – 84th Street SW in Byron Center.  Funeral services will be held at church 11 AM Monday, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 10 AM.  Rev. Bob Bolt will officiate.  Interment will be at Winchester Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Byron Center Christian School – Building Fund, Faith Hospice – Trillium Woods, or Buist Foundation, 2 – 84th St. SW, Byron Center, MI 49315.  The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcares.com.  


Charitable donations may be made to:

Byron Center Christian School - Building Fund
8840 - Byron Center, SW, Byron Center MI 49315
Tel: 1-616-878-3347

Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods
8214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive, Byron Center MI 49315
Tel: 1-616-356-4820
Web: https://www.faithhospicecare.org/donate/donate-now/

Buist Foundation
2 - 84th St. SW, Byron Center MI 49315



 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
August 6, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Heritage Christian Reformed Church
3089 84th Street
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Sunday
August 6, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Christian Reformed Church
3089 84th Street
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Monday
August 7, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heritage Christian Reformed Church
3089 84th Street
Byron Center, MI 49315

Funeral Service
Monday
August 7, 2017

11:00 AM
Heritage Christian Reformed Church
3089 84th Street
Byron Center, MI 49315


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