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Obituary for Roland J. Bush
ROLAND J. BUSH, 79, of 6607 Riverview Road, Thomson, IL, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center South, Clinton, IA. Roland was born May 8, 1928 in Garden Plain, IL, to John M. and Gertrude (Hook) Bush. He was educated in the rural Cordova and Albany, IL schools. He married Norma R. Huizenga on November 26, 1946 in Erie, IL. She died October 14, 2007. He served in WWII in the Merchant Marines. After returning from war, he worked for Herman Nelson in Morrison, IL and farmed in the Erie, Barstow, Chadwick, Thomson, and Fulton areas. He was also a Teamster out of Rock Island, IL Local 371. Following retirement in 1990, he and his wife, Norma moved to Dickson, TN and returned to Thomson in 1995. He was a member of the Spring Valley Reformed Church in rural Fulton, IL. He coached various youth baseball teams and enjoyed watching the Cubs and Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed attending his grandchildren"s sporting events, especially baseball and softball. Survivors include two daughters, Diane (Mrs. Wesley) Temple of Princeton, IL and Debbie (Mrs. Larry "Bim") McGinnis of Thomson, IL; four sons, David (Pat) Bush of Nashville, TN; Richard (Pamela) Bush of Bethalto, IL; Doug (Nancy) Bush of Fulton, IL and Drew (Karmin) Bush of Chadwick, IL; fifteen grandchildren, Shane (Krystal) Temple, Steffanie (Carl) Denton, Joseph (Michelle Leitzen) McGinnis, Mark (Jennifer) McGinnis, Amy (Jerry) Jones, Caleb (Elizabeth) Bush, Seth (Kristin) Bush, Sarah (Dave) Thomas, Hannah Bush, Dale (Hilary) Bush, Dan (Cari) Bush, Dawn (Josh) Temple, Diane (Nate) Stichter, Emily and Allyson Bush; ten great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Fredrickson and Mrs. Jeanette House both of Moline, IL and Dorothy (Jim) Hallenbeck of Cocoa Beach, FL; one brother, George "Bud" Bush of Fremont, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; a grandson, Michael David Bush; and a brother, Meno J. Bush.
FUNERAL SERVICE 10:30 AM Wednesday " December 19, 2007 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING Rev. Scott Bonestroo " Pastor: Spring Valley Reformed Church " Fulton, IL VISITATION 4:00 " 7:00 PM Tuesday " December 18, 2007 at the Fulton Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL