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Keith Edward Buckmaster

Keith Edward Buckmaster, age 57, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on January 15, 2021. He was born on September 9, 1963 the son of Virgil and Esther (Hale) Buckmaster. He graduated from Vicksburg high school in 1981. On August 15, 1987 he was united in holy matrimony to Dawn Peterson, they’ll have been married 35 years in August. Keith was a huge Nascar fan and raced at the local speedways having won a couple of trophies competing in the top ten racing brackets. In 1999, he opened his own business: Masterpiece Wall Covering. More than anything Keith loved his children and dedicated most of his time to working to provide for them. Left to cherish Keith’s loving memory are his parents, wife: Dawn Buckmaster; children: Adam and Ryan Buckmaster; siblings: Mark Buckmaster, Deb (Dan) Miller, and Lori Inglehart; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal friend: Roy Merchant. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Rose Arbor. While visiting Keith's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home; 5975 Lovers Lane in Portage.

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My husband and I have known Keith for 20 plus years both professionally and as our friend. We wish you could see the beautiful work he has done in our office and home throughout the years. He was a master at his work and very talented. Just as important, he was loyal to those in his life that he valued and you could always count on him no matter what. He was proud of his family and worked hard to do all he could for them. Keith faced his illness with a quiet dignity yet maintained working and caring for those around him. He kept his charming smile, ending his phone conversations with the words cool, cool so you knew he was there for you and you didnt worry. Keith was kind to everyone, I will remember him fondly and miss him greatly. Rest In Peace with God Keith. Frank & Shawn Arcangeli

shawn arcangeli Feb 2 2021 12:34 AM

Keith it sure doesn't seem real. I have known you since high school. As a matter of fact tonight I'm going thru picture and separating them I ran across a few of Keith and Dawn, Keith and friends, and Keith and my ex Keith. I am giving them to my ex for memories. He was very sad to learn about you and not to have been able to see you before passing. You were a very caring, faith loving, family loving, doing anything for someone if you could. You went down many ups and downs but was the first to help. God bless. To the family I am so sorry. Prayers for being strong.

Laurie Maxam Jan 25 2021 7:47 PM

Dang last time i seen keith was 1999, but doesn't stop me remembering the stuff we got up to in ffa class, at vicksburg high and on the bus to michigan state, was a good man and a great friend, condolences to family and friends '

thomas connors Jan 21 2021 11:28 AM

You have my most sincere condolences. Keith was a dear friend, and I miss him already. I praise God his suffering is over.

Robert Van Laan Jan 21 2021 10:07 AM

Thank you for sharing your memories Guila, it means a lot. Love ya

Mark Buckmaster Jan 21 2021 9:57 AM

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Guila Harrison Jan 21 2021 9:48 AM

Dear family, sending heartfelt condolences and love your way. Keith is one of my favorites. He was funny and sweet and always there for me when I needed him. I just always felt an unexplained connection to him. Quiet and then zing - there goes that sense of humor and personality. I will always remember his (and Dawns) kindness with a visit to the hospital and encouraging words and prayers when Tracy was there. It meant so much and helped me to know him better. He talked more that night than I ever remember him talking. We had one on one time and that was cool. I will miss his mischievous eyes and smile. We love you Buckmaster family. Mike and Guila Harrison

Guila Harrison Jan 21 2021 9:22 AM

What a beautiful tribute to your amazing brother Mark

Dorothy Buckmaster Jan 20 2021 5:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Keith Buckmaster

Dorothy Buckmaster Jan 20 2021 4:57 PM

Thank you Greg for sharing your memories, it means a lot to us.

Mark Buckmaster Jan 20 2021 7:13 AM

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