Thomas Edward Bush,
77, of Chesterton passed away on May 17, 2017. He was born on October 20,
1939 to Olive Marie (Swanson) and Harry Bert Bush. He was a third
generation, life-long resident.
Thomas served as
Police Commissioner of Chesterton from 1978-1990. Following in the footsteps
of his father, Harry, (Deputy Town Marshal) and grandfather, George Harrison
Bush, Chesterton’s first Town Marshal from 1924 to 1942. He also served in
the Army Reserves, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 26
years. He worked in banking for 43 years.
He was immersed in
the community. Always happy to have a conversation and never shy to let
anyone know his thoughts. He was quick with a joke and often times showed
affection by teasing people. He was happy to volunteer and lend a helping
hand at his church, Bethlehem Lutheran. He could be found most mornings
enjoying breakfast and great company at ‘Round the Clock Restaurant. He
loved taking a nickel from his 1957 classmates on the golf course. He was
always eager to jump on a lawn mower. However, he spent the majority of his
time taking care of his two highly regarded dogs, Chloe and Bubba. Most
importantly, he was a wonderful father, grandfather, and a friend to so
many. He will be dearly missed.
Thomas is survived
by daughter, Jackie (Matt) Genuit, son Scott (Janel) Bush, grandchildren,
Sydney, Jada, Jonathan, and his two beloved dogs, Chloe and Bubba. He is
also survived by his sister, Anita Shepherd, his aunt, Nancy Miller, his
nephew Jake, his niece Ellen, and by many cousins.
visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN, 46304.
will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating. There will also be a
visitation at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
were entrusted to White-Love Funeral Home in Chesterton.
contributions can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N,