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Shane M. Buelna

July 11, 1988 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 31)

Shane Matthew Buelna, 31, of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Dallas VA Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Shane was the beloved son of Melodie Hummer Frazin and Kevin Ivan Bird; He was born on July 11, 1988 in Elkhart, Indiana.


Shane honorably served his country in the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer. Shane was a lifetime learner and loved reading. He enjoyed traveling to many places through his books and his adventures. He once vacationed to Israel traveling the Holy Land, where one might say he over stayed his visa, in searching for his Lord and Savior.  He had a love for sustainable civilization. Shane loved to bring people together he was known as the glue that held his family and his friends together. He will be sadly missed.


Shane is survived by his parents, Justin and Melodie Frazin; his siblings, Brandy (Mike) Bird Ivens, Amanda Bird Krull of Arkansas, Benjamin Buelna, Jasmine Buelna, Tessa Buelna Clay, Kelsey (Clayton) Frazin Moss, John (Shawna) Spellins and Katie Frazin; his Grandmother, Lena Mae Bird and Rosie Hummer; and his Great-Grandfather, Roger Birdsell, as well as his nieces and nephews, Nia, Liam, Kaylee, Michael, Eva, Aria, Andrea, Aubrey and Kevin.


Funeral services will be at 3pm on Sunday September 29, 2019 with visitation from 1to 3 pm at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, IN 46514 with Rev. Ted Stanley from Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Inurnment will be private at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Friends and family are invited to a pot luck luncheon at Willowdale Park Pavilion, 1320 Olive Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46514. Memorial donations may be made to Life Changers Outreach Center.

Online condolences may be made at the funeral home website.

Donations may be made to:

4-H Saddle Club
Goshen IN

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