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Clarence "Buz" Richard Busboom, 89, of Traverse City, passed away on Feb. 3, 2018. Clarence was born on April 29, 1928 in Gifford, Illinois, to the late Rankin G. and Anna B. (Meier) Busboom. Clarence honorably served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
He married Marian B. Strain on Sept. 1, 1978 in Southfield, and the couple celebrated 40 years of marriage together.
Clarence lived in Gifford Illinois, Newark Delaware, Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, New Orleans, and Cape Kennedy prior to moving to Traverse City. He worked as a cost estimator for Aerospace and in customer service/sales for Robert Shaw Controls in the Uni-line Division. He was a member of Elks Club, Free and Accepted Masons, Senior Center and Grawn United Methodist Church. In retirement he loved to golf and drive for Hertz Rental Car.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; brother, Leon B. (Virginia) Busboom; step-daughters, Deborah (Barry) Marsh, Shawn (Ray) C. Hampton; step-son, John P. Bauer; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin G. Busboon, Vernon E. (Betsey) Busboom, and Norman D. Busboom.
A family gathering will take place in the summer.
Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence's name to Grawn United Methodist Church.
Please share your thoughts and memories with Clarence's family by way of his online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 6, 2018
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