Buckingham , Lyle F. 12/9/1933 - 11/28/2020 Kalamazoo Age 86, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on December 9, 1933, the son of the late Fred and Letha (Bauman) Buckingham. Lyle was a good man and a joy to know. He loved his family and friends and leaves them with wonderful memories to cherish. Lyle loved being in nature and had a deep passion for mushroom hunting; a joy he shared with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, motorhome trips to Wyoming and MSU football games to tailgate. When not working he liked to unwind with friends over a game of Cribbage. Lyle graduated high school and received a master's degree from WMU. His warm smile and kindness will be missed by all who loved him. On June 12, 1954, he married Barbara (Kosten) Buckingham who preceded him in passing on February 12, 2018. He was also preceded in passing by an infant son, Steven Buckingham. He is survived by his daughter, Susan Buckingham; two sons, Gregory (Deborah) Buckingham and Mark (Eva) Buckingham; eight grandchildren, Richard and Amy Eastman, Greyson, Julia, Karoline, Katrine, Ester and Stiven Buckingham; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Eastman, Riley Tucker and Brandon Eastman; great-great-granddaughter, Paisley Talbott; many other family and friends. In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.