• Putnam Funeral Home
    Union City, MI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
LaVern "Buster" James 1929 - 2012
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Sunday, July 08, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss, Buster and Sharon both have always ment alot to me, and I have great memories and pride that I worked for them at the Tastee Freeze. They both made you feel welcome and special whichever side of the counter you were on.
They are reunited now and that is a wonderful thing, we are left with wonderful memories, and that too is a wonderful thing to have.
Josie Thomet Rousseau
Thursday, February 09, 2012
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you kids and grandkids alike. With the passing of both your parents so close together signals the ending of an era in the James Family. Your Dad will be sadly missed but I am sure you will all keep the family spirit alive by hosting many family reunions as used to happen when they were alive. I am so glad I was able to share so many wonderful times as part of your family from Gail's special graduation as your Mom was so sik to taking all my exchange students especially Maria and Juan to feast on TF treats. They remember with much fondness and Grandma always loved it when your Dad made her special sundaes to be enjoyed at home and leftovers saved for another day. Buster was always so giving to the family. Thanks for all the lovely pictures which brought tears as well as smiles. Can't believe there were so many I had never seen especially since Buster used to haul out family pictures each visit I made so we could walk back through memories together. He was so proud of you all. Thanks for being such great kids to both your Mom and Dad. You cannot imagine how much that meant to them both. May sharing memories help to heal your hearts and warm your souls as you transition through this grieving process. Love and hugs to you all. Love Always, Linda
Friday, February 03, 2012
Buster, always as smile! Thank you for the memories of Sunday afternoon drives ending up at the Tastee Freeze. My memories in UC, and passed on to our son's. To the family - May God's love and healing surround you. Debbie (Craig)Egnatuk
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss, my Dear ones. Buster was my husband's favorite cousin. Together again. Men of Honor.
All my love, Ginia James
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I worked at Griswold Machine for many years, and have the fondest memories of Buster at the Tastee Freeze. Brings a smile to my face when I think of him. Union City has lost a great person...my condolences to the family. Debbie Hargus, East Leroy
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss... your dad was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharon (Walter) Yesh & Sherry (Walter) Harrier
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Some of my fondest memories as a child where ones that involved going to the Tastee-Freeze to see Buster & Sharon. No matter what the reason, winning a softball game, or doing well on your report card, Buster always made a big deal out of your celebration. What a nice man he was. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family. I hope it is comforting to know that your loved one meant a great deal to others too. God Bless.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Heartfelt sympathy is the passing of both your parents. What a honor to be a James! ~The Clark's Victor and Brenda
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
So sorry about the loss of your Dad. Over the years, we've only seen your Mom and Dad a few times. They were always happy to see us and would take a few minutes to visit no matter how busy they were. Special and dear people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monday, January 30, 2012
So sorry to all of you for your loss. He was a very nice man with a great smile. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I've known Buster all my life. He will always be remembered as an energetic, hard working, family man, who served his community and his family with pride. He and Sharon opened their business, their home and their hearts to so many of us as we were growing up. Love to you all; Buster and Sharon have left a wonderful legacy in their children and grandchildren.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Buster never met a stranger twice! He had a magnetic personality. The world lost a good man and heaven was blessed! Our condolences to his loved ones!
Ralph and Pat Harshberger (Union City, MI)
Monday, January 30, 2012
So sorry to hear on Buster's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Monday, January 30, 2012
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He will always be the "Tastee Freeze" guy!
Monday, January 30, 2012
sorry for the passing of your dad, he will be missed by so many people. He was a great example on how to live our life. Love you all and with a heavy heart, your cousin Bob Shepard and family
Monday, January 30, 2012
We were sorry to hear of Buster passing away, but we know it has been a hard struggle for him and all of you as well.
Whenever I think of Buster I always picture him with a big smile while he was working at the Tastie-Freez. Lots of good memories there.
We will keep you in our prayers.

Love, Karen & Wayne Jahnke
Monday, January 30, 2012
What wonderful memories I have of Mr. James and the Tastee Freeze. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monday, January 30, 2012
we are so very sorry to hear of passing of of your father. your family had the the most amazing parents.Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Loren& Cecile & Family
Monday, January 30, 2012
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the James family....Buster was loved by so many..Who didn't eat at the Tastee Freeze ?? We all did & Buster loved waiting on "us kids"...and, also loved that the T-Ball kids came there after a very hot wild ballgame...Always Smiling !!
Thank you for being a wonderful Service to all of us....Love you Buster ~~
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Ginger Palmerton
Sunday, January 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
My Condolences to the JAMES family,Buster was a great man in our community
Sunday, January 29, 2012
We were very lucky to have known the James Family and all the branches of their children. Going to the Tastee Freeze was always a "must" after dinner or before!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Buster and Sharon were part of the fabric of GOOD people that makes Union City a GREAT town.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Integrity, humor, humility, kindness - that was Buster! Wonderful man.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sorry to hear are about your loss. I loved going down memory lane with the pictures on the video. I remember riding my bike for 9 mile road to the TF for a Hot Fudge Sundae with Nuts. Which is still my fav.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sorry to hear about your loss. I enjoyed the pictures of yesteryear. It is always great to see pictures of good times gone bye and great memories. My memories of the TF... I use to ride my bike from 9 mile road to the TF for a Hot Fudge Sundae with nuts. yumyum.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
James Family,
So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was quite the man and made many of us smile. I still miss the "real" Tastee Freeze.
May God walk with you through this time.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I worked for the family, greatest people ever! Love to all the family, thanks for helping me years ago. Thanks again, Cyndi
Saturday, January 28, 2012
We are very sorry for your loss "Buster" will be missed our prayers and thoughts are with the friends and family
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Shirley and I were very saddened today to read of Buster's passing. We have many many memories of getting and sharing ice cream with your family and our kids. I will always remember getting treated with each of you during Driver Education driving. Great treat. Both of your parents always treated us with great respect and made our trips out for ice cream very enjoyable. Always looked forward to the two for one new year opening and your dad worrying about me wanting everything double chocolate.Never did feel right having Buster call me Mr. Clutter (should have been me saying, Mr. James.) Our prayers are with all of you. May God's blessings and comfort continue to be with you in the days ahead. God Bless. Pete.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
JAMES family, Your father "Buster' was a very special person. He had a way of making you feel good when you talked with him. I was blessed to have grown up in his 'nieghborhood' and to have done a few things with him and learned to appreciate him.Later in life it was really nice when our famillies had a closer tie after the marriage of Polly and Alan. May God bless you and keep you close through this time. Virgil and Betty Hanson
Saturday, January 28, 2012
With deepest sympathy...Buster was a very special man! We will be keeping you all close in our thoughts and prayers..we love you all!
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