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Budd B. Raymer

April 3, 1953July 18, 2021
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Budd Raymer passed away suddenly from natural causes on July 18, 2021 at his home in Bath, MI. Budd was born to Bud and Josephine Raymer on April 4, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe.

Budd graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1971. In 1973, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy (Lynch) Raymer. Budd worked at VuCom Data Services for 29 years as Director of Com/Source Operations and an additional 7 years with CSC Group of Michigan. He retired in 2008 to enjoy more quality time with his family and friends.

Budd attended Unity of Greater Lansing Church and taught Sunday School classes there. He had a good rapport with children and was well-liked by all.

Budd is survived by his sister, Kimme Duffy of Huntley, Montana; wife; daughter, Sandra Raymer; son, Adam (Wanqiu) Raymer; and their young children, Saige and Killian. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with them and making them laugh. He is also survived by numerous in-laws, dear cousins, and extended family.

Visitation at Gorsline Runciman Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Friday from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. Memorial Services for Budd B. Raymer will be live streamed. Please join us in his celebration by following this link: https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/57414

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021

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Linda and Ed Sampson

July 26, 2021

We will never forget Bud’s kindness when we moved to Bath. Bud made a point to get our daughter involved in recreational softball so she could meet girls before school started.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Bud’s kindness and soft spoken way will not be forgotten.

Christine Walker

July 25, 2021

Growing up, my parents spent many evenings at the Raymer house. Buddy’s folks, Jo and Bud, were our parents’ best friends. We were fortunate also to hang out with Kimme (Jan), Buddy and Joe. Budd, Jr., like his Dad, was always very entertaining and kind. Very kind. I will always remember Buddy for that quality. He will be missed.

Kimme (Jan Raymer) Duffy

July 23, 2021

At the time Booie (Budd) told me he and Kathy were tentatively planning to come ‘out west’, I told him we had just the horse for him and NOT to worry cuz at any time he felt uncomfortable he could just stand still and the horse would walk out from under him! He liked that and laughed quite heartily. I’ll truly miss his sense of humor and his zest for life. GOD BLESS you lil brother—SIS

Dean Walker

July 23, 2021

A great neighbor I will miss! He was a hard worker who was always working on projects around the house. His favorite was chopping and splitting wood for their home. We would see each other a lot in the summer mowing our adjoining lawns and he always had a friendly wave and hello for me! I couldn’t ask for better neighbors then him and Kathy! I truly regret not spending more time with this wonderful man!
Dean

Sean Laurell

July 20, 2021

Budd became a co-worker of mine when we merged with VuCom. He quickly impressed me with his calm and steady leadership style. I considered him both a mentor and friend that I relied on often as we transitioned to The CSC Group. Budd was dedicated, loyal and genuine. The world needs more people like Budd Raymer. My deepest sympathies to his family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg Wood

July 20, 2021

I played many great church softball games with Budd and always enjoyed his company. I never met a man that was nicer or more likable then Budd.

I remember his son Adam was a real big time wrestling fan. All of the biggest names were coming to the old Lansing Civic Center and Adam wanted to go. He came to church the week before, and indicated that he had purchased tickets to the event. He indicated that he did not want to be seen there by himself so he bought me a ticket. We went and had a lot of fun.

I very much regretted hearing about his passing. My condolences to Kathy, Sandy & Adam.

Dave Wilutis

July 20, 2021

When I first met Budd we were business competitors. Then after the merger we were co-workers. In all my years in business to this day, I have never met a more dedicated, honest and hardworking gentleman- ever!
My deepest sympathy to his family.

Kimberley (Jan Raymer) Duffy

July 20, 2021

Booie, as I’ve always called Budd, had sense of humor of his Dad, my poppa Bud. We always hard some great laughs thru our years of growing up.

Tony Mullins

July 20, 2021

You were the best friend anyone could ever have. I will miss you terribly and I Love you man!

Ron Ward

July 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Budd’s passing. When Jim Wilson and I founded VuCom, Budd was our very first employee. He was the most loyal, hard working and thoughtful person I have ever known. Budd’s many years with us were a major factor in the survival and success of VuCom. His annual birthday message updates to me will be missed. My sincere condolences to Kathy, Adam, Sandy and rest of family. A truly good man who loved you all. I will miss him greatly.
Ron Ward

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Christmas 2016

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Helping Sandy deliver Christmas presents to her students. December 2020

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Sometimes it's too hard to walk! Grandpa and Saige July 2020

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Surprise 40th Anniversary Party: Big Sister and Little Brother 2013

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Surprise 40th Anniversary Party 2013

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Dad loved dogs!

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A dog and wrapped presents! How could it get any better? Christmas 2018

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Three generations of Raymers (and a dog!!) 2019

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Biography

Budd Raymer passed away suddenly from natural causes on July 18, 2021 at his home in Bath, MI. Budd was born to Bud and Josephine Raymer on April 4, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joe.

Budd graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1971. In 1973, he married his high school sweetheart, Kathy (Lynch) Raymer. Budd worked at VuCom Data Services for 29 years as Director of Com/Source Operations and an additional 7 years with CSC Group of Michigan. He retired in 2008 to enjoy more quality time with his family and friends.

Budd attended Unity of Greater Lansing Church and taught Sunday School classes there. He had a good rapport with children and was well-liked by all.