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George Howard Bush dies at age 72

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George Howard Bush, 72, of Roselle, IL, passed away June 28, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

He was born, April 7, 1943, in Valparaiso, IN, to the late George and Marjorie Bush.

George graduated from Chesterton HS in 1961 and received his Bachelorís Degree from Indiana State University in 1965.

He was married to Jean Martin Bush (Hebron, IN) and they recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

George is survived by his children Greg (Stephanie) Bush, Kim (Tom) Pera and Kati (Todd) Samargia; grandchildren Austin, Alexis, Brevin, Zander, Greyson and Logan; sister Judy (Bob) and nephews Brad (Tammy) and Marc (Carrie) Dickison.

George worked in a variety of administrative and managerial settings involving hotel and foods industries. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan and enjoyed the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout as a teen in Chesterton. George was an active youth at the Chesterton United Methodist Church and as an adult member of several Illinois United Methodist churches. He served in many leadership roles along with his wife, Jean, in the Northern Illinois Conference. George served as a board member for Outdoor and Retreat Ministries, the Methodist Youth Services and was active with the United Methodist Men.

Celebration of Life services were held on July 2, 2015, at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.



Posted 7/28/2015




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