Roy Van Buskirk, 68
Thu, 10/29/2020 - 9:36am admin
Nov. 4, 1951 —
Oct. 26, 2020
SPRING VALLEY - Roy Paul Van Buskirk of Spring Valley, Minn. died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at Country Winds Manor Care Center in Cresco, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Family and close friends are welcome to attend. A burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veteran’\s’ Cemetery at 1 p.m. in Preston, Minn. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Social distancing will be practiced, and masks will be required for the safety of the family.
Roy was born on Nov. 4, 1951, in Brownsdale, Minn., the son of Owen and Lillian (Chapman) Van Buskirk. He graduated from Hayfield (Minn.) High School. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, where he worked on Army helicopters as a mechanic.
He was united in marriage to Luann (Greenwood) Jones on Dec. 13, 1975, and they had one son, Eric Van Buskirk. They were later divorced.
Roy grew up on a farm outside of Brownsdale. He worked many years at the Greenleafton Garage and Abe’s Auto Body. He was an amazing mechanic and auto body technician. He continued to enjoy life on the farm and had his own business, Van Buskirk Repair.
Roy restored many John Deere tractors, 1950 pick-ups and older cars. His love for antique tractors was his job and his love. He owned a Model T for a few years and had an appreciation for the antiques.
He enjoyed fishing; he went on many fishing trips to Canada with his brothers, friends and his son and family.
Roy will be remembered by his son, Eric (Kate) Van Buskirk of Spring Valley; stepdaughter, Stephanie Foster of Oronoco, Minn.; two grandchildren, Vondra and Owen; four brothers, Harry (Beverly) Van Buskirk of Sargeant, Minn., Wayne Van Buskirk of Rochester, Gary (Laura) Van Buskirk of Rose Creek, Minn. and Paul Van Buskirk of Swea City, Iowa; two sisters, Lois Frieden of Bemidji, Minn. and Linda (Wayne) Jorgenson of Sargeant, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Owen and Lillian; three brothers, John, Harold and Loyd; and brother-in-law, Virgil Frieden.