DeKALB – David R. Bush, 95, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Jan. 5, 2014, at Lincolnshire Place, Sycamore. He was a resident there following a stroke he suffered in May, 2011.
Born April 4, 1918, in DeKalb, to Clarence and Cora (Martin) Bush, Dave married Anna Margaret (Cook) on May 4, 1945, in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Dave obtained his realtor's license in 1951, was a founding member of the DeKalb County Board of Realtors, and the owner of Dave Bush Real Estate. He was a graduate of DeKalb Township High School class of 1936, an 85-year member of First Congregational Church of DeKalb, a member of DeKalb County Shrine Club and a life member of DeKalb Elks Club
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Lincolnshire Place for their professional care and devotion. Since the passing of his wife, Margaret in 2003, Dave especially enjoyed his morning coffee group at The Junction, the Saturday lunch bunch at the Knights of Columbus and weekly visits from fellow classmate, John Nolan.
Dave is survived by daughters, Anne (Chuck) Quinlan and Sharon (Jim) Rhoades, both of DeKalb; grandchildren, Tim (Beth) Quinlan of DeKalb, Lisa (Kevin) Brown of Elburn, Kristina (Ryan) Walter of Sugar Grove and Melissa (Zach) Beck of DeKalb; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Everly Quinlan, Audra, Brooklyn and Brady Brown, Andrew, Ethan and Lauren Walter, and Lily, Gabrielle and Madelyn Beck; and special friend, Eldina Oberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Margaret, in December 2003.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb with Pastor Joseph Gastiger officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, with a masonic service at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will follow funeral service at the church. A private burial will be held at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.
Memorials can be made to the family in care of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home to be established at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115. To send an online condolence, visit www.RonanMooreFinch.com