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On Friday, July 16th, 2021 Herbert Bustillos Saenz, a loving husband and father of three children, passed away at age 71.

Herb was born on December 14, 1949 in Saginaw, MI to Mariano and Helena Saenz.

In 1979 Herb began his career at Bierlein Companies Inc. in Midland, MI where he resided for 40+ years before retiring. On February 23, 1980, Herb married the love of his life Pamela Sue DeGroat. After relocating from Saginaw to Midland, MI., Pam & Herb spent the next 32 years planting roots and raising their children.

Together they raised a son and daughter, Herb and Allison. On June 3, 2006 Allison married Mark Hammond II and shortly thereafter brought their beloved son Owen Hammond into the family. Herb’s passion was spending every waking moment available with his family. Especially, racing around to various baseball tournaments to watch his grandson Owen play ball. Owen loved to see his “Umpa” in the crowd cheering him on.

Herb was predeceased by his mother, Helena Saenz, father, Mariano Saenz, daughter, Kirsten, granddaughters, Harper, Reese and Scarlet, brothers, Ruben Saenz and sister, Elvia Dealmar. He is survived by his wife Pamela, his children, Herb, Allison(Mark Hammond) and grandson Owen Hammond. Siblings Elia Del Valle, Mario Saenz(Nancy Saenz), Adela Burrola, Preston Saenz(Vicky Saenz), Ricky Saenz, Arthur Saenz, and Sylvia Ortiz(Rudy Ortiz).

A memorial service will be held at 6:30pm on July 22nd, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Duford officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4pm until time of service.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Saenz family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mike Bierlein and all employees

    20 July 2021 4 days ago

    Pamela and family, Our heartfelt condolences in the passing of a wonderful man. Herb was a most dedicated and hard working team player and an outstanding example to all at Bierlein Companies, and will be deeply missed. Mike Bierlein and all employees

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