Merlyn Bujnak

Merlyn Bujnak
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Merlyn C. “Butch” Bujnak, 81, of Belleville, IL, born November 29, 1934, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Butch was a cabinet maker before his retirement.  He was the owner and operator of B & M Woodcraft in Belleville for more than 40 years.  He enjoyed golfing and fishing, and going to the dog park with Taylor.  He also enjoyed open wheel auto racing.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Flora, nee Maull, Bujnak; two brothers, Edward and Delmar Bujnak; and three sisters, Delores Sarver, Judy Kube, and Charlotte Bujnak, in infancy.

Surviving are his dear wife of 60 years, Mary, nee Baumann, Bujnak whom he married on May 2, 1956;
three children, Scott (Kaye) Bujnak of O’Fallon, MO,
Lisa Peck of Louisville, KY,
and Lori (Dan) Smith of St. Charles, MO;
seven grandchildren, Amanda, Michelle,
Russell, Harley,
Daniel, Mary,
and Michael;
one brother, Don (Jeannie) Bujnak of Belleville, IL;
nieces and nephews;
and his special canine friend and companion, Taylor.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society, or any dog shelter.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday July 15, 2016 at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.  Burial will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL

Condolences Left For Merlyn Bujnak

Dear Bujnak family, Lori, Danny, Michael, Mary, and Daniel, We send our sincere condolences as we share in your sorrow. We will see you all on Saturday. Much Love, Joe, Patty, Ben and Bryan.

Joe and Patty Smith, O’Fallon, MO, 63366

Lisa and Mary, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He is gone in body buy not in spirit and in your hearts. May God soon let you find peace and acceptance. If you need anything, all you need to do is ask. Please know we are here for you. Bill and Sandy

Bill & Sandy Moore, Frankfort, KY, 40601

Our prayers with your family during this difficult time. We all loved Uncle Butch. He touched our lives like no other and he will always be a part us. Love, Misty, Dave, Jackie and Tyler.

Misty (Bujnak) Freeman, San Marcos, Texas, 78666

Scott and family, please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad. Take care.

Robin (Weisenborn) MacLaughlin, Columbia, IL, 62236

Aunt Mary, Scott ,Lisa and Lori. My deepest sympathy for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nese Severit

Dynese (Karbon) Severit, Swansea, Illinois, 62226

Aunt Mary, Scott, Lisa & Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Butch, he has always been one of my favorites. Time heels but they are never forgotten.

Cindy & Rick Evans

Rick & Cindy Evans, Freeburg, IL, 62243

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I got to know Butch at the Belleville Dog Park along with Taylor over the past 2 years. I always enjoyed taking to Butch. I will miss him.

Tom Downing, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

Mary, I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Louise (Bauman) Hepp, Millstadt, IL, 62260

To the family of Butch, I offer my sympathy. My mother and father were friends of Butch’s parents and we would visit them. I was a youngster at the time, but I remember playing with Butch. My prayers are for Butch and you at this time. God Bless.

Marvin Blaes, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72211

I was so sad to hear the news and sorry I was out of town for the visitation/funeral. Although I haven’t seen you guys in quite a while, I still consider you extended family. What I remember most is all the fun and laughter chatting in the living room, talking about midget races, watching Cardinal games in the bleachers with binoculars, deep dish pizza from that place over in St. Louis, and all the great fatherly advice. I’m sorry for your loss, he was a a great Dad, husband, and person…

Linda (Battoe) Bettis, Swansea, IL, 62226

Scotty B and Mary,I’m so sorry to hear about Butch.I thought he was a 25 yr old in a 60 yr old body when I was up there. I hate that I lost contact with you all and then to get back in contact over something like this. I really miss all u guys.I hope butchie was good health up till the end. Please contact me so I can check on u guys.But for now I hope you can find peace and kno he’s in a good place. Hope I can talk to u soon, sincerely
Tim (skinny) Orebaugh 9989 Phillips Store rd, Broadway,Va. 22815

Tim Orebaugh, Broadway, VA, 22815

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Since Judy B. became my babysitter when I was only about 5 or 6, the Bujnak family has held a very special place in my heart.

Mary Bartle Fancher, Summerfield, FL, 34491


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