Frank Bush, III,
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and children on April
9, 2017 at his home.
He was born on
January 25, 1933 in Chicago, IL to Frank F. Bush Jr. and Eva Collier Bush,
both of whom preceded him in death.
On January 9, 1954,
at the Community Church in New Carlisle, IN, he married the love of his life
and wife of sixty-three years, JoAnn May Adnson Bush, who survives in
He is also survived
by his children: Matt (Janet) Bush of Valparaiso, Tracie (Jim) Bunton of
Valparaiso, David (Annette) Bush of Valparaiso, Evanna (late Jon) Schaefer
of Chesterton, Cindy (Bob) Lowther of Chesterton, and Nate (Tanya) Bush of
Chesterton; his siblings: Barry Bush of LaPorte, Bonnie Brainerd of LaPorte,
Barbara Hall of LaPorte, and Betty McIntyre of LaPorte; his fourteen
grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He is also preceded
in death by his son-in-law, Jon Schaefer, and by his siblings: Merideth,
Lester, Cyril, Sam, Eva, LouAnn, and Jeanie.
Frank was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Chesterton. He proudly served his country in
the United States Army. He retired as Supervisor at Inland Steel after
thirty-three years. He was also the co-founder of Great Oaks Nursery and
Garden Center where he was involved with daily operations for more than
thirty-five years. He made many loyal friends and customers because he was
always willing to help others. He had many friends, a large loving family,
and had a deep love of trees. Frank loved attending the Indy 500 and did so
every year for thirty-eight years. He was also a huge Jeff Gordon NASCAR
fan. He also loved farming, family dinners, holidays, horse racing, and
poker games. He will be fondly remembered as “Poker Pete.”
The family will
receive friends on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
(Central Time) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W 1100 N, Chesterton, IN.
will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. (Central Time) at
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with Pastor Erik Grayvold officiating. Burial
will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at the church
immediately following the burial.
may be given to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso,
IN, 46383, or to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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