Shawn Renee Buist

July 7, 1967 ~
October 15, 2021

Shawn Renee Buist, age 54, of Allendale, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday, October 15, 2021. Shawn was born in Zeeland, Michigan on July 7, 1967 to John and Sandy Driesenga. She has been in the Allendale area her entire life. She married her husband, Doug Buist, in 1989 and then had two children, Alexandria and Carrington. Shawn worked as a delivery specialist for NAPA Automotive for four years. She cherished time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, traveling and camping at Big Star Lake. She will be greatly missed for her fun-loving personality, her laughter and big smile. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sharla Driesenga. Shawn will be lovingly remembered by her parents, John and Sandy Driesenga; her husband of 32 years, Doug; daughter, Alexandria Buist; son, Carrington Buist; brother, Shannon (Erika) Driesenga; mother-in-law, Carol Buist; brothers-in-law, Dale (Colleen) Buist and Dan (Karen) Buist; nephews: Zander and Carson Driesenga, Justin, Chris, and Patrick Buist; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at North Blendon Christian Reformed Church, 7284 Taylor St., Hudsonville, with Pastor Aaron Vriesman and Pastor Rick LeFebre officiating. Interment will take place at Allendale Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Monday, October 18, 2021, from 3-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Allendale) 6651 Scott St, and on Tuesday one hour prior to the service at church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice (

Monday, October 18
3:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

Tuesday, October 19
10:00am - 11:00am

North Blendon Christian Reformed Church
7284 Taylor St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Funeral Service
Tuesday, October 19

North Blendon Christian Reformed Church
7284 Taylor St.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

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October 19, 2021 6:45pm
Shawn will be missed dearly. I'm praying for you all as you mourn the loss of a daughter, wife , mother and friend. I know she is rejoicing with Sharla. Love Ronda Ruf

- Ronda Ruf

October 19, 2021 10:10am
Doug and family We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Shawn. She was taken from here way to soon yet we can have some relief in she has no more pain, and we will all see her again in our heavenly home. Praying for peace for you and your family.

- Wes/Barb Brower

October 18, 2021 8:35am
Dear John and Sandy, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. The pain of loosing one child, I know, but the pain of loosing two, I cannot fathom. My heart breaks for both of you and your family. Sincerely, Bev Hassevoort Ende

- Bev Hassevoort Ende

October 17, 2021 9:51pm
Doug, Alexandria, & Carrington, We are so very sorry for your loss…Cancer Sucks!! Just thankful that her pain didn’t linger on any longer. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family as you all try to heal and move on. God Bless you all, and be with you all! Lots of Love, Melanie & Jon Stover

- Melanie Buist-Stover

October 17, 2021 5:17pm
Doug I am so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing! Thinking of you snd your family and keeping you all in my prayers

- Joan Lutke

October 17, 2021 1:33pm
Doug, Alex & CJ: Shawn was taken from us way too soon. Please accept our sympathies as you deal with her passing and know that your close friends at PMO are here to help. We love you guys!

- Jay & Merry Porter

October 16, 2021 10:46pm
Dear Doug, Alexandria, Carrington, and extended family, You have my deepest sympathies… there are no words… Shawn was such an amazing person and she will be missed. I will be praying for all of you as you go through this very difficult time… praying for the Lord’s grace and peace to carry you through. Love in Christ, Anna Johnson

- Anna Johnson

October 16, 2021 8:19pm
There are not enough words to tell you how sorry we were to hear about Shawn. Her smile and laugh could light up any room she was in. We are sending our love to Doug, Alexandria and Carrington. Family is everything!

- Mike and Mary Hoogerheide

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