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Rush Limbaugh was a conservative radio talk show host known as one of the most iconic voices of the political right for more than 30 years.

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Published in Star Local Media on Feb. 17, 2021.
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February 25, 2021
Rest In Peace our dear Rush. In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always and forever. Thank you for being a patriot & American hero. God Bless your soul.❤
Gina Jacocks
Friend
February 25, 2021
Every weekday morning I bent over backwards to listen to Rush at 9:00.
There is such a void now, he is not there to answer questions and/or discuss any events since his last broadcast. No one can ever replace him and I am devastated he has left us.
Karen Whitaker
Mother
February 25, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Limbaugh family. RIP Rush.
Ken and Barb Gillen
Ken & Barb Gillen
Friend
February 25, 2021
Looking forward to spending eternity with you Rush!
Nancy Calvert
February 25, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Francesco Amato
Friend
February 25, 2021
To the Limbaugh Family<br /> With love and our deepest sympathy -The Schmied Family
I started listening to Rush in 1992 in Mukilteo, Wa, after getting out of the US Navy at 22. Rush became a part of my day, and I felt like I've lost a big brother. I cannot tell you how much I and millions of others will miss our beloved, Maha Rushie. Everyone has a favorite episode, and I can tell you mine... Around 1993 or 1994 coming from Wisconsin back to Washington on I-90 a caller was on with Rush and asking him to do her favorite impersonations, Jackson, Jefferies, Sasser, etc., and I guarantee you he made his entire audience laugh out loud. He was so humble and reluctant to do all, but he did them anyway because she asked. I would love to hear that episode again. He had a contest a year of so back, and I sent him some pictures of my family to him, telling him about my mom and dad's unique story about coming to the USA in the early '50s escaping communism in Hungary and Germany, respectively. It has made me into the American I am today. He must have been touched, because one of the staffers reached out to me, and then sent me a T shirt. I never got the chance to win the 1-800-282-2882 "lottery" and believe me I tried, and throughout the years I felt Rush, and we, the audience grew old together, and we all shared triumph and tragedy as a family. I will never forget the end of the broadcast last year, when he told the world about his diagnosis. It brought back the memories of my mom, who passed from the same disease in 2003, so I knew to cherish every moment. I am so broken hearted for Kathryn, and David, have prayed for Rush, and you all for God's grace. May the good Lord Jesus Christ accept his newest anchorman into His Kingdom. Conservatism has lost THE Greatest voice it could ever have had. I will miss you brother Rush....
Lester and Selena Schmied
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you for your mentorship for the last 30 years. They passed too quickly Rest in peace, El Rushbo.
Bryant B
Student
February 25, 2021
True American, true patriot! You will sorely be missed Rush. We love you!
Laura Drinkwater
Friend
February 25, 2021
My husband and I will miss our time listening to Rush every weekday from 12-3! There will never be another Rush! The voice of conservatism!! Rest In Peace in the arms of Jesus!!
Chuck and Pat Heath
Friend
February 25, 2021
God bless your family Rush. Thank you thank you thank you, I miss you already Rush. Long time listener
Rodney Edwards
Friend
February 25, 2021
You've been a hero to us, Rush and will forever remain in our hearts. And we will never be able to repay you for the 30+ years of knowledge you bestowed upon us! RIP our dear brother!!!
Robert & Mary Johnson
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rest in Peace my friend.
Ellen Ross
February 25, 2021
Rip Rush you will missed.
John Michaels
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rush, your voice will be greatly missed.
February 25, 2021
We have been listening to your show for 14+ years, and enjoyed Rush Limbaugh's humor and bumper music. He gave us inspiration! God Bless and R.I.P.!!! Major Dittos!!!
Daum Family
February 25, 2021
Thank you for teaching me how to form an argument.
D. Daum
Student
February 25, 2021
Rush was loved by so many people. He was a voice of reason in a world of chaos. I will miss him immensely. I have loved listening to “Remembering Rush” on his program. I’m glad we can still hear his voice and wisdom. Love you Rush and Rest In Peace. Always a friend, Pamela Lynch
Pamela Lynch
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you Rush for all you taught me over the years. You gave conservatives a voice in this country. God bless you and thank you!
Todd Nielsen
Student
February 25, 2021
What a delight it was to turn on the radio every chance I could get to list to Mr. Limbaugh over the last 30 years. His humor, acumen, charm, common sense, and wit were a refreshing balm amidst life's challenges. My heart was broken when I read the news of his return to God as I had missed that day's broadcast. For days I couldn't understand why his death pained me so much until someone pointed out to me when hearing someone for all those years we begin to think of them as friends. So true. Many prayers and blessing to Kathryn, Bo Snerdley, and the entire Limbaugh family, both biological and adopted throughout the radio waves. Thank you for continuing the EIB network. Mat God keep you safe in his loving arms.
Ruth Robinson
Student
February 25, 2021
Rush, you were the beacon of conservative information and although I have been a conservative all my life I learned so much from you. You will be greatly missed. Via Con Dios.
Maurice Monett
February 25, 2021
I feel profound loss at Rush’s passing, and a sense of profound gratitude for teaching me to think.
Amy Gulbrandson
Friend
February 25, 2021
We send the entire Limbaugh family our sincerest condolences.
Mandy Smylski-Holub
Friend
February 25, 2021
I loved you everyday listening to your assurance that everything would be ok. Your like the big brother I never had and you were so smart figuring things out. May you go back in peace from the God who loaned you to us. R I.P. Ruch!
Joseph Hasener
Friend
February 25, 2021
Mr. Limbaugh I have listened to you on the Radio since I was 8 years old. You have given me hope in dark times, shed light on political topics that I would not have thought of, and cemented my love for all things Apple. You are truly a revolutionary icon who legacy will endure in our nations history. I will miss hearing your voice and discussing your shows topics with my colleagues. My sincere condolences to your lovely wife and family. You will truly be missed, but God has a new angle in heaven. God Bless!!!!!
Brian Loughridge
Friend
February 25, 2021
He was my friend and my shield of faith in Christ. I am honored to call him my one true friend. Let it be known to all, the truth is out there because of Rush and never to be extinguished. Only God promises us the road life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Rush will always be the shining light that guilds us to our salvation.
Love you buddy!
Ray
Classmate
February 25, 2021
Jim and I were students of yours on your radio program from the very beginning. How sad we are about your passing, but oh, how we celebrate your life and teachings here on earth. You have been the voice of reason and conservative thought for millions of us. You have fought the good fight. RIP Rush.
Jim and Sharon Omvig
Student
February 25, 2021
Thank you, Rush! What you did for Conservatives and Conservative radio cannot be overestimated. Though we grieve, we are so happy that you are well and happy with the Lord Jesus. Blessings to the family.
February 25, 2021
I didn't realize how much I loved and respected Rush until I turned the radio on and his wonderful wife was breaking the news to us. I haven't cried over a famous person dying since Elvis. He was so influential, funny and loving. RIP Rush. I'll get to meet you one day.
Brian Sockwell
Student
February 25, 2021
Rush was my hero for 30 years
George arndt
February 25, 2021
Jim and Sharon Omvig
Student
February 25, 2021
RIP Rush, you will be missed by so many people. You were a part of my day since you started in Sacramento. I will think of you often.
LISA HOPMAN
Friend
February 25, 2021
Best driving companion ever! The Rush Limbaugh show!
Juliet LaMance
February 25, 2021
His legacy will live
Doug Seybert
Student
February 25, 2021
We lost the voice of everyman who loves this greatest nation on the face of the earth. God bless Rush's family and all his dear friends. We love you, Rush.
Greg Bloomhuff
Friend
February 25, 2021
My kids grew up listening to Rush. I miss Rush so much, I feel like he was family.
Linda Caldwell
February 25, 2021
Rush, I listened to you everyday for 12 years. My conservative beliefs became so much stronger because of your voice. Rest In Peace with GOD
Monica Hall
Friend
February 25, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Rush Limbaugh family. Rush verified my beliefs in conservatism. This was at a time that there was vertically no conservative voice. Now because of Rush many with Fox news and Newsmax, Right Side Broadcasting. As a preacher of the Gospel and a born again Christian conservative values align with mine. Rush is in Heaven with all the greats and will be missed! Upper Room Christian Center, Dr R Joseph Milligan, Apostle and Pastor
Dr R Joseph Milligan
February 25, 2021
Thank you for the wisdom you shared for all these years! The people who listened everyday took comfort in knowing there is a "BIG" voice that defended freedom, loved the constitution and believed in truth! God may have brought you home but the people are forever grateful for your time spent with US. RIP Rush
Paul Musteric
Acquaintance
February 25, 2021
He was the best history and civics teacher I ever had. My husband and I will forever miss this wonderful orator. Rest In Peace El Rushbo, you did a great job here on earth.
Pammela Rovner
Friend
February 25, 2021
RIP El Rushbo. You had a great run.
Scott M.
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rush, you were a voice of common sense and reason for millions. Your God-given talent has been returned to God. You will be sorely missed! God bless you and your family, mega prayers and mega dittos.
Brian S.
Friend
February 25, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I started to listen to Rush from the late 80ies and kept learning from him until he said good bye to millions of us. Thank you and rest in peace!
Mark Leibu
February 25, 2021
God Rest your Soul....
Patrick Bockino
February 25, 2021
I’ve listened to Rush since the early ‘90’s. He was our voice. I learned so much from him. My sincere condolences to Kathryn and the rest of Rush’s family. Heaven is even brighter with Rush there today.
Jan Sherman
February 25, 2021
We’ve been with Rush since Sacramento and his exit leaves a huge hole in our lives and in our hearts. Thanks to the Limbaugh family for sharing him with us all these years. The current flash-backs on the EIB help with our withdrawal symptoms but we miss him now and always will. We love you Rush Limbaugh!
Fred &Claudia Knaus
Friend
February 25, 2021
Loved you ! RIP
Linda & Ron Pettitt
Student
February 25, 2021
No words can express the level of gratitude for being graced and blessed with your insight and wisdom. We were all students of your teachings and phylosaphy. Because of you, we are better citizens of One Nation Under God. May God Bless you, Rush Limbaugh and welcome you to the Peace and Tranquility of Heaven so that you may touch the Face of God.
Steven Reilly
Student
February 25, 2021
I started listening to you when I started my job - 1997 - it was Boortz - rush - hannity ...My Boss open my eyes and I was hooked ever since .... You will be missed ....
Jocelyn Taylor
Friend
February 25, 2021
After over 36 years (4 in Sacramento) listening to Rush, it’s like losing a member of my family who, incidentally, is also from Cape Girardeau. Rest In Peace dear Rush. I will surely miss you.
Karen Brideson
February 25, 2021
RUSH was truly on loan from GOD. Thank you LORD for RUSH. Such a Blessing. I miss him.
CARMEN FLANDERS
February 25, 2021
Guiding light of Common Sense. Honesty. Conservative. Loved him much. Gave me years of hope
Linda Nash
Friend
February 25, 2021
My heart is broken ...
Mary Marks Mary
February 25, 2021
We lost a "Beloved" American Patriot and Hero. He was Common Sense personified. Loved his quick wit, truthfulness and wise words. He will be sorely missed.
Troy Morrissette
February 25, 2021
Rest in peace Rush. You were not only a patriot but a strong conservative voice for people like myself in this great country that we live in.
Steve Matney
Student
February 25, 2021
I already miss you.
Ron Stromswold
Friend
February 25, 2021
There is a very distinct hole in my day. Not to mention the vacuum in my heart and ears.
I miss his voice of humor and jovial attitude and the anticipation every day to hear what Rush has in his stack. I do not think this vacancy can be filled. Job well done, life well lived. RIP Rush!
Donna Bragg
Acquaintance
February 25, 2021
I listened to Rush from the beginning of his show. I always looked forward to his humor and commentary. I didn't always agree with him, but I always knew what was important to pay attention to that was going on in the world. I was so amazed at his ability to keep on top of everything and do the show for the last year when he had to be exhausted and hurting. He cannot be replaced and I miss him daily.
Judy Drown
February 25, 2021
No longer on loan from God... bless your soul and Rest In Peace
Ellen Venter
Student
February 25, 2021
No words can adequately convey the profound loss of our Rush. Thank you Rush for 32 years of residing in my home, car, and office....and forever in my heart. You are irreplaceable and are missed beyond measure. Your words as you signed off on December 23, 2020...”Make it Happen” will always ring in my ears. God bless Rush and the Limbaugh family.
Carolyn Dabney
Student
February 25, 2021
You will always be in our hearts, you will always be remembered, you will always be missed, thank you Rush for everything you have done for us.
Shawnda $ Shirley Ross
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you Rush. Your broadcasting excellence will not be surpassed in my lifetime. Thanks for the journey. May God be with you.
Michael Cox
Friend
February 25, 2021
i started watching Rush in the 80's and would record his shows as they were on late at night. I just want to thank Rush for what he brought to the table of this nation. He give us understanding and encouragement and hope when we just couldn't see through the mire of mess. I thank you Kathrine for sharing him, with such a vast group of people and praying for your peace during this time. Again, thank you and blessings to your family
karen nielsen
February 25, 2021
Rush, you and my son are in heaven together. You have been in my ear since 1991 when my friend turned me on to your TV show and radio. I pray for Catherine's loss as well as our loss. There will always be a void in my heart. Glad that you are with Jesus for good. We'll see you when get there one day. God bless you and Catherine....
Gary Lucero
February 25, 2021
Gonna miss you so much Rush!
Matt Keye
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rush was such an amazing person with such insight. I started listening to his show in May 1989. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP
Sue
February 25, 2021
Kenny and I loved Rush for many years. We began listening after a friend told us about this guy that rustles his papers on the radio and is so excited about current events. That was probably around 1989 or 1990. We have been faithful listeners ever since. We send the entire Limbaugh family our sincerest condolences. Kenny and Marty King.
Marty King
Friend
February 25, 2021
We have lost a mentor, a teacher, a true conservative - but most of all, a friend. RIP Rush ... and prayers for your family and friends.
Sue R.N.
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you Rush for your voice of reason and wisdom. I was blessed to have listened to you since the early ‘90’s and you have certainly left your mark on this girl.
I feel that I’ve truly lost a dear friend! I will be forever grateful to you for your insight and helping us to formulate the thoughts that have always been there however unable to put into words. You will be forever adored and missed.
Well done good and faithful servant! You have earned your greatest reward.
Phyllis Nyenhuis
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you Rush for all the years and all the inspiration.
Each and every day, I always looked forward to hearing your voice and your wisdom.
God bless you. We will miss you.
Aaron Wetch
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rush was my constant radio companion for almost 20 years. He infuriated some but to me one of his lasting gifts was to make you think critically about yourself, your life and your country. There were many things I didn't agree with him upon, but that did not diminish his ability to discuss an issue and present a side in a respectful manner. As a person he reminded me of the "Gruff Uncle", the one that has a heart of gold but if you dont get to know him it was your loss. He was generous with his time, talent and money to many worthy causes and I will miss him. I will never be able to listen to Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music again without remembering the stories he would tell of listening to that music while on the way to see his father. That will always stick with me. I catch myself over explaining things to people I know and following it up with the phrase "for those of you in Rio Linda". He lived a great life and I am a richer person for it. He helped me appreciate fine cigars, the love of a good pet and the importance of a strong life partner. God Bless him, his wife and all who worked closely with him. Your grief is felt in my heart as well as his absence.
Chris Parisi
Friend
February 25, 2021
I'll miss you, we lost an amazing man.
Elizabeth Aziz
February 25, 2021
God only knows how your going to be missed ..
Gosh Rush .. Thank you for the DECADES of Common Sense ..

Thomas Paine would be proud ..

Thank you God for the years we had Rush.
SEMPER FI RUSHBO'
Stephen Birks
February 25, 2021
Rush has been, and in the Spirit World, will continue to be a voice for freedom and moral agency. He is one of the most valiant spirits who ever lived.
TED Gaines
Student
February 25, 2021
My real big brother who always offered rational hope and light.
liz yates
Brother
February 25, 2021
You will be missed by me and my family. Although I never met you I feel that I lost someone very near and dear to me. May you Rest In Peace with our Lord.
Gary Meszaros
Friend
February 25, 2021
I can't imagine the pain Rush's wife Kathryn, brother David, and rest of family must feel at his passing. She may find consolation in knowing that millions of people likewise will miss Rush everyday for the rest of their lives. I began listening in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq; as an outside sales rep for AT&T every day he was my companion in my car as I did my job. He brought me countless hours of joy through his humor and inspiration and comfort through his thoughts. Like millions I wanted to. know "what Rush has to say" about daily events. He was my daily friend and mentor, even though he never knew how much. I loved him. I always thought I would call in but my busy life got in the way. I wanted to send him THE AGENDA video set so he could use it to further warn America about liberalism and I certainly wanted to send him well wishes and express my gratitude for him. But he sounded so good on the radio the week before he passed, and I delayed. Please let this be some small tribute to this great American Patriot who voiced conservative principles in a fun, entertaining way . America and the Founding Fathers are proud of their son. There will never be another Rush but rest assured he has generated millions of mini-Rushes to speak and lead everyday in their own lives. While our great country needs Rush more than ever now, God had other plans for his good and faithful servant, the Purveyor of Truth, Doctor of Democracy, and Mayor of Realsville. We all now have to pick up the mantel for God, our country, our families, and our Rush! We love you, Limbaugh Family.
Melanie Palmquist
Friend
February 25, 2021
I’ve listened to rush at 11 am to 2 pm almost everyday forever! He taught me so much. No one will ever replace him but I know that he has inspired new conservative voices! He made me laugh! His impersonations were hilarious. He will be missed by many!
Diane, Wichita, ks
Diane
February 25, 2021
Started listening to Rush in 1988 at night while on shift as a young Police Officer. Life long listener after being educated during the first several weeks. Humor and a big heart always shown to those who understood.
Dan Freeman
Friend
February 25, 2021
I will miss you terribly. You insight was so inspiratonal. God bless.
Elizabeth Johnston
February 25, 2021
Rush was a mentor and a friend to me for over 28 years. I will truly miss him. Rest in peace now Rush. God Bless you, Kathryn and the EIB staff.
Paul Muller
Friend
February 25, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Dear Rush you will greatly be missed!
Carl Porath II
Friend
February 25, 2021
God bless you Mr Limbaugh, and thank you for a life of service to the conservative movement.
Lee Minton
February 25, 2021
Rush was the Leader of the Conservative movement. A Patriot, who gave his all to the saving of America, and was a Founding Father of the 21st Century. He will be sorely missed. God Bless Rush, and his wife Kathryn.
Rich & Suzanna Nicholson
Spouse
February 25, 2021
Thank you.
Janet Parrott
February 25, 2021
You will be missed, you was my voice. Peace to your family.
Rick Walkingstick
February 25, 2021
Rush will always go down as one of the great and historic men of our time. He was Used by God to give us hope, and truth in which to guide us. Rush we miss you
Marybeth McLain
Student
February 25, 2021
Mr. Limbaugh was like a mentor, teacher, sort of like an unofficial uncle, a friend of the family's. He was the smartest person I ever heard speak. He had a way of explaining history, how government works, society and culture that made you want to listen to him speak and learn. Brilliant is an understatement. RIP Mr Limbaugh
Marc C
Friend
February 25, 2021
Thank you Rush, for a lifetime of laughter and learning. You were the best friend I never met and the family I needed to make it through my days. I look forward to meeting in heaven and laughing again.
Love Kay Norman
Kay Norman
February 25, 2021
Everyone who listened to Rush is a better person because he existed
Diana Asher
February 25, 2021
Mrs. Limbaugh and family my deepest condolences.
Their are no words to express what this country is experiencing with the loss of Rush he was truly one of a kind.
His vision and intellect was a gift to this country.
Rush will remain in our hearts and minds forever.
Let's celebrate one of our true patriots.
We will never forget you or your your magnificent voice that was heard across this great land and we will continue on and continue to fight.
God bless The Limbaugh family.




Cynthia Garside
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rest in peace. You will be greatly missed.
Vicki Cole
Grandparent
February 25, 2021
Rest in peace, God help us we are now truly in the Dark ages without you.
Ken McCool
February 25, 2021
A true light in the darkness...RIP
Thomas D Kell
Friend
February 25, 2021
God bless and thank for all you did for us and America. You will be missed.
February 25, 2021
My condolences to the family. He has been a longtime member of our household and will truly be missed. My daughter who groaned when I would listen, said “well who am I going to listen to for the truth?” Yes, I think I created a Rush Baby..his legacy will live on.
Kecia Hauber
February 25, 2021
I always enjoyed my lessons from the EIB studios, no matter where they were located. Listened to you for thirty years. I loved your voice Rush, and I will miss you forever.
James Dotson
Friend
February 25, 2021
Rush, you are missed. God speed to you and radio will never be the same without you
Eric Catozzi
February 25, 2021
My husband and I have loved hearing Rush speak on the golden microphone every weekday for many years! He will be greatly missed. Prayers and love for his family.
Pat and Dick Clampitt
Friend
February 25, 2021
You will be missed dearly. I grew up starting in the late 80's listening to you. I use to ride with my mom as a teen doing parameds for insurance companies with my mom, who i lost on Christmas eve 2yrs ago, and we listened and learned from you. I use to watch the tv show everynight and it shaped my life in a very positive way. Now we have lost you and John Walton, my 2 favorite radio personality. It is a void that cannot be refilled. Rest in peace Mahal. We will never forget you.
Bob Lumpkins
February 25, 2021
RUSH will always be my mentor. Rest In Peace my friend.
Frank Vendetti
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