Edward Buchanan

BUCHANAN - Edward A. Buchanan, aged 82, of Byron Center, formerly of Caledonia, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Ed was the owner of Southwest Body Shop, and was a member of American Legion Post 154, RC Hathaway Masonic Lodge 387, the Saladin Shriners, and a lifetime member of Caledonia Eastern Stars. 
He was preceded in death by a long-time friend, Glenn Plummer; and by Peaches, a special family cat for 21 years. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Elaine; his daughters, Diane (Johnny) Dutcher, Linda (Allan) Jousma, Dawn (Larry) Stauffer, Sheila (Mike) Maxwell, Debra (Kevin) McVoy; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, with a great-granddaughter due to arrive in November; five great-great grandchildren; sisters and brother, Kathryn Reed, Alan (Linda) Buchanan, Joyce (Doug) Roosien; brothers-in-law, Fritz (Pam) Tape, Kurt (Barb) Tape, Ryan (Tina) Tape; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including a long time family friend, June Plummer. The family expresses special thanks to Julie, Kelly, Deb, and Cyndy, who so lovingly cared for Ed in his home. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17, at Caledonia United Methodist Church, 250 Vine St. with Rev. James Hodge officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Caledonia UMC. The family will greet friends at church prior to the service from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Condolences may be left at Stroo Funeral Home. 616.455.9280

Ed will be missed for his great story telling. He picked a lot about the Sheckler's by talking to GrandPa Sheckler

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