Curtis J. Rushing
1926 - 2021
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Curtis J. Rushing 1926 - 2021
Springfield, IL—Curtis J. Rushing, 94, of Springfield, died at 5:25 am, Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home. He was born August 28, 1926 in West Frankfort, IL to Dolph Rushing and Zella (Crain) Rushing, and they preceded him in death. He married Joyce M. Baker on June 1, 1952, and she survives.
He is also survived by three sons: Brad (Robin) Rushing, James W. (Debbie) Rushing, Todd B. (Krista) Rushing, six grandchildren: Eric Rushing, Kelly Carter, Chad Rushing, Anna Rushing, Daniel Rushing, and Sophia Rushing, five great-grandchildren: Jack Rushing, Kate Rushing, Maggie Carter, Beth Carter, and Branko Rushing.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, son, Paul E. Rushing, two brothers, Kenneth Rushing and Richard Rushing, and one sister, Bonnie Gasperin.
Curtis served in World War II in the Navy on the USS Franklin Ship CV-13 and survived its bombing. He retired from Fiat-Allis and was an active member of Kumler United Methodist Church.
Private services will be held. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kumler Neighborhood Ministries.
CDC Protocol shall be followed.
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Published in The State Journal-Register from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
My prayers go out to the entire family. Some of the best neighbors and friends we could have ever wanted.
Pam McDowell
January 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Alicia Reed
January 12, 2021
Jim, Todd and families

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy Mueller
(retired Dr. Schlosser's office)
Kathy A Mueller
January 12, 2021
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January 12, 2021
RIP Mr. Rushing. My late Father, Merle Hocking worked with Mr. Rushing at Fiat-Allis and always spoked highly of him.
Jerry Hocking
Jerry Hocking
January 12, 2021
Sorry to hear of Curt’s passing, he was a remarkable person, he never seemed to age and always had a upbeat and positive outlook on life, he will be missed.
The Son’s of Zane Thomas
January 12, 2021
To the Rushing family: I am sorry for your loss of your father. I went to school with Brad. Again your family has my sympathy.
Arthur Taylor
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