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Service set for Gerald Stephen Bushore

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Gerald Stephen Bushore passed away Feb. 14, 2012, in Peoria, Ariz. He was 93.

Born on Dec. 19, 1918, in Valparaiso, he was the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Shooter) Bushore. Albert passed away from influenza shortly after Gerald's birth, and Elizabeth married William Ruhe.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Grossmann-Bushore of Peoria; children, Gerald R. (Beverley) Bushore of California, John K. (Diane) Bushore of Virginia, James D. Bushore of California, and Janet L. (Randy) Howard of Indiana; grandchildren Ryan, Ashley, Travis, Jacquelyn; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William A. Bushore, in 1989, and by his first wife, Edna Louise (Van Kosky), in 1977 in California.

He was a graduate of Chesterton High School in 1937 and Valparaiso Technical Institute in 1946. He worked with the Indiana State Police at the Dunes and Schererville Posts from 1940 to 1962. His career was interrupted by WWII when he served in the U.S. Navy from March, 1941, to October, 1945, on the USS Algorab and then the USS Jaccard in the Pacific arena after Pearl Harbor. He joined the Navy with his fellow classmates George W. Andershock Jr. and Clem Kosmatka. In 1962 he moved with his family to Orange County, Calif., for a new career with the city of Los Angeles Police Department and Public Works. He enjoyed many years in the Orange County Polka Club and traveling across the country in the family motor home.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. Second St. in Chesterton from 4 to 8 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Road in Chesterton at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24. Interment will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Valparaiso.


Posted 2/20/2012