Kristan VanBuskirk

10/26/1965 - 09/14/2023


Obituary For Kristan VanBuskirk

Kristan VanBuskirk, age 57 of Lima passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 5:20 pm, in Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born October 26, 1965, in Lima to John C. and Ann (Kasalis) VanBuskirk who preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children: Tyra (fiancee Matthew Pack) Coil and Devin (fiance Emilee Hadding) VanBuskirk both of Lima; five grandchildren; and his siblings: Sherry (Tom) Krouse of Lima and Chuck VanBuskirk.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Kaylynn VanBuskirk, and a sister, Jody (Dan) Bales.

Kristan was a 1984 graduate of Lima Senior High School. He was active in martial arts, hold a 3rd degree black belt. He enjoyed throwing darts.

No services will be observed per his request.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • 09/20/2023

    Sherry, Chuck and the rest of the family. I am so sorry to hear about Kris. Breaks my heart. We had some great times growing up together hanging out at your mom and dad's swimming. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Tina VanMeter Grothause

  • 09/18/2023

    Our condolence to the family! May he rest in peace. Love you Tom & Sherry! 🙏🩷Todd & Carol Russell

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