Name: Richard D. Bastuba Sr
Hometown: Bad Axe
Funeral Date: July 27, 2013
Date of Birth: August 02, 1941
Date of Passing: July 23, 2013
Funeral Home: Kaufman Funeral Home
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 27, 213 at 11 am. at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Rapson. Officiating will be Fr. Rob Howe, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Friday from 1-8 pm. or Saturday at the church from 10 am. Until the service time at 11 am. A scripture service will be offered on Friday at 7 pm, followed by a Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 pm. both at the funeral home.
Survived by: Wife-Florine Bastuba of Bad Axe. 1 daughter-Darleen Michniewicz of Bad Axe. 3 sons-Phillip (Fran) Bastuba of Clinton Township. William (Traci) Bastuba of Clarkston. Richard (Jessica)Bastuba II of Grand Blanc. 1 brother- James (Phyllis) Bastuba of Georgia. 3 sisters-Phyllis (Larry) Piwowar of Sterling Heights. Geri Horrell of Georgia, Mary Lynne (Mel) Scarbrough of Georgia. 12 grandchildren-Brandon Bastuba, Lisa Bastuba, Melissa Lamb, Brandon Lamb, Christopher Michniewicz, Phillip Bastuba II, Nicholas Michniewicz, Anthony Bastuba, Lauren Bastuba, Ryan Bastuba, Colin Bastuba, and Dominic Todd. 3 great grandchildren-Shelby, Thomas, and Jeffrey Lamb.
Richard D. Bastuba Sr, age 71, of Bad Axe, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2013 at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. He was born on August 2, 1941 in Detroit, son of the late Phillip and Bedelia (Edwards) Bastuba. He married Florine Petrone on March 3, 1962 in St. Bernard Catholic Church in Detroit. Richard was retired from 39 years of employment with Detroit Edison. He enjoyed painting pictures, sports, and spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Hubert Catholic Church in Rapson, Bad Axe Knights of Columbus Council #1546, and served his country in the US Navy.