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Wm. Buskirk

Wm. David "Dave" Buskirk

Friday, September 11th, 1931 - Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Wm. David “Dave” Buskirk, 89, of Bayard, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard. His funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, at Church of Christ in Bayard with Pastor Bill Ferrero officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at the church. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made in care of the family for later designation. Online condolences may be left by visiting Dave’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Dave, the eighth child of ten was born September 11, 1931, at O’Neill, Nebraska to Carl F. and Agusta Sylvia (Opkis) Buskirk. He moved to Bayard with his family where he attended schools. He then worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the United States Army February 9, 1955 and served until his honorable discharge May 3, 1956. Following his discharge, he returned to work on the family farm. On September 27, 1955, he married Irene Leinweber at Scottsbluff.

They farmed north of Minatare until moving into Bayard in 1963. He went to work for Great Western Sugar in Bayard in 1965, retiring at age 62 in 1993. He then worked numerous jobs including Bayard Automotive until his health failed.

Dave was a member of the Bayard Church of Christ. He was an avid Harley motorcycle rider and loved to travel the country with his wife on back. He belonged to Ya’ll Come Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Buskirk; sister, Pearl Steffensmeier; children, Tracy (Sheryl) Buskirk, Bill Buskirk, Carl (Kathie) Buskirk, Jody (Angie) Buskirk, Sylvia (Rodney) Piester, and Duane (Chris) Buskirk; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight siblings, and one granddaughter.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Bayard Church of Christ
    206 W 15th
    BAYARD, NE 69334
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  • Service

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Bayard Church of Christ
    206 W 15th Street
    BAYARD, NE 69334
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bill Ferrero


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Jennifer Suurvarik

Posted at 02:36pm
Uncle David will be missed by all of us. Loved his smile and hugs especially since our grandpa (Willard) Buskirk died several years ago. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there to celebrate his life with everyone.
——The Buskirk’s: Lea Ann, Jeff, Sonya, Dane, Bella, Jennifer (JJ), Ryder, Jeremy, Jodi, Elena, Jheir

The Leroy Buskirk Family

Posted at 02:00pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone!!
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Carol Carson Adamsom Gerk

Posted at 02:40pm
Irene my prayers are with you. So many memories of you and Dave and riding with the motorcycle club. I am living in Scottsbluff now. My love and sympathy to you and your family.
Carol Adamson Gerk.

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