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, Chestertonís 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 lawnmower. 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 his daughter, Jackie (Matt) Genuit, son Scott (Janel) Bush,
grandchildren, Sydney, Jada, and Jonathan, and his two beloved dogs, Chloe
and Bubba. He is also survived by his sister, Anita Shepherd.
gathering to celebrate his life will be held at a date to be determined in
June. Cremation services were entrusted to White-Love Funeral Home in
contributions can be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N,