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Franklin Buist Jr.

June 12, 1924 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 97)


Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather, Franklin Buist Jr, age 98, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Franklin Buist Jr was born in Grand Rapids, MI on June 12, 1924, the son of Mary (Northouse) and Frank Buist.  Loyal to Grand Rapids, and the State of Michigan, he was an energetic, knowledgeable ambassador.  Truly a spiritual man in both word and practice, naturally charitable.  

His professionalism in career was balanced by zest for life.  Pursuit of adventure and travel, appreciation for classic automobiles, Summers by the Lake, Photography, impromptu baritone singing, American History, pure joyfulness for the creativity of Walt Disney World;  all foremost among his passions.

Dedication to family, and Betty Ann (Foley) Buist, his wife of nearly 60-years, was his greatest love.  Franklin organically nourished his family and leaves behind his wife Betty Ann and their loving children: Candace and Patricia (Indiana), Cheryl (Grand Rapids), Jacquee and her husband Mike (Denver), Franklin and his wife Nurdan (New Orleans), Michael and his fiancé Linda (Pensacola), David and his wife Kaitlin (Lansing);  Grandchildren:  Ahnuh and her husband Ryan (Chelsea), Maryn and Lincoln, who affectionately referred to him as ‘Pop Pop’ (Lansing);  Great-Grandchildren:  Lea and Cohen (Chelsea);  several Nieces and Nephews.

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Family will do services at later date


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