- October 14, 1934 - November 21, 2016
- Sturgis, Michigan
of Burrett's Passing
American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
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“So sorry to read that your husband had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jane (Mast) Rumsey - Sturgis, MI
“Pat, We are so sorry for your loss. He was quite a guy. We still laugh over the two of you when you broke your leg. "If she breaks her leg again...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend
“Pat I'm so sorry for loss I wish I could be there. He was such a loving person. I will never forget how Courtney and him clicked years ago at our...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Ammon - Foley, AL - Friend
“To my best friend and sisters Kris and Kathy. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I was bless to have known him.When we was...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Yvette Cheeks Veal - Huntsville, AL
“Dear Family, Remembering you in your sorrow. I have lots of memories of Uncle Bus. Can't be with you, but will remember you all in my prayers. Love...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Renee Updyke - Pinedale, WY
“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
6 of 9 | Posted by: DS
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. He will be missed.
7 of 9 | Posted by: Marcia Cromer - Vicksburg, MI
“Please remember the good times you've shared with Burrett and may God continue to comfort your family ~ Psalm 23:4.
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend
“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.
9 of 9 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI
Burrett M. "Buster" Allabach age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday evening November 21, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana.
He was born October 14, 1934 in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania son of the late Charles and Lillian (Dauberman) Allabach.
Buster resided most of his life in Sturgis, coming from Mill Hall Pennsylvania at the age of 5.
On December 30, 1983 he married Patricia Walker at the Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville.
Buster had been employed by the Harter Corporation in Sturgis for 28 years. In 1979 when he moved to Mesick he accepted a position with the Four Winns Company in Cadillac.
Bus was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army from May 1, 1957 – April 21, 1959 with the "C" Company, 47th Infantry Regiment, as a rocket specialist for the Honest John missile earning the rank of SP 4, Corporal.
Bus was an avid hunter and fisherman. His greatest joy was spending time with his kids teaching them all the techniques of hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed his fishing trips with his buddy and son-in-law Bryan.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of nearly 33 years: Patricia; two daughters: Kristine (Bryan) Herman of Interlochen and Kathy (Ron) Brice of Tinley Park, Illinois; one son: Ruston Walker of Mount Pleasant; one granddaughter: Mercedes (Al) Moore of Mount Pleasant and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Violet Pesti, Lillian "Ethel" Eatinger and Dorothy Kline and one brother: Graydon Allabach.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Burrett "Buster" Allabach will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Deb Johnson will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Allabach's memory consider the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.