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Obituary - Irvin Duane 'Buzz' Buskirk


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 7am

Irvin Buskirk

Irvin Duane "Buzz" Buskirk was called to Heaven October 17, 2021, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, at 84 years young.

He was born to John and Nancy Buskirk (Barsanti) on December 5, 1936, in Pawnee City, Nebraska.

Buzz enlisted in the Air Force as a radarman stationed in St. Albans Vermont in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957.

Buzz started working for The Great Northern Railroad in Havre, Montana, where he retired from Burlington Northern/Santa Fe with 40 years of service.

If you knew Buzz he was known as Busy Buzz.

He worked multiple jobs while working for BN he also worked at BNT and Baltrusch Construction.

He married the love of his life, from the moon and back, Clarice Ann Fincke, in 1961.

Buzz was more than just his career on the railroad, he loved motorcycling, waterskiing, jet skis, boats, swimming, bicycling, and there is not a single person in Havre to Havasu that didn't run into him on his miles and miles of walks.

In retirement, Buzz loved to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast and was most proud of his role as grandpa and great-grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Clarice of Havre/Lake Havasu City; his children, John Tessier of Underhill Vermont, his children, Aaron and Alex; Leslie (Bert) Seely of Havre, Montana, and their children, T.J. Guy, Chad, Cody, Lance, Dustin and Dillon; Brad (Linda) of Seattle, Washington, and children, Conor and Dylan; Laura Martin of Havre, Montana, and children, Nick, Nolan, Clarissa and Jackie; Brian of Havre, Montana, and his children, Mellisa, Christopher and Rebecca; Brenda Burrington of Seattle, Washington, and her children, A.J. and Tyler; and is survived by his sisters Shirlene Keifer of North Platte Nebraska, Cenith Cannon of Denver Colorado, Maryann (Bill) Blair of Joshua Tree, California, Nellie (Glenn) Callaghan of Butte, Montana; 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, four brothers and, recently, his son-in-law Randy Martin and daughter-in-law Kay Buskirk.

"Hope they have some real nice walking shoes waiting for him for where ever he goes!"

A celebration of his life will be in the spring.

People can visit the memorial page at http://www.BradburyMemorialCenter.com .


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