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