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Subject: [BOSCHONG] Obits for Bushongs in Noble County, Indiana
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:33:33 EDT


Bushong Andrew, 78, died at his home west of this place on Monday, June 8.
Funeral at Mt. Pleasant yesterday. ~ 6-11-1891 He was the father of Andrew
Bushong of Wayne Center. ^ 6-12-1891
Bushong Anna "Laura", 96, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Home,
Avilla. Born Aug. 21, 1881 in White County, she was the daughter of George G.
and Carrie (Boyland) Hufty. She first married Frederick Ruffing in 1900. He
preceded her in death. She then married Thurlow Bushong in 1912. He died in
1958. She had lived in Carroll County until 1906 when she moved to Noble County.
She was a member of the Rehoboth Ladies Aid. Survivors are one daughter,
Mrs. Ivan (Claudia) Kline, Kendallville; two sons, Harold, R. 1, Albion, and
Dale, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 12
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial,
Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1978
Bushong Bernard C, 76, died Dec. 1, 2003 at his home. A farmer, he operated
an excavating business most of his life. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he
was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Brimfield Lions Club. He
was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Jefferson Twp to Dale and Edna (Bower) Bushong.
Preceding him in death were his stepmother, Elma Bushong; stepfather, Earl
Crofoot; foster parents, Forrest and Ethel Edmonds; 3 brothers, Glade, William
and Donald Bushong; and 2 foster sisters, Eloise Knapp and Helen Schinbeckler.
On Sept. 29, 1949 in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Albion he
married Joan Leatherman. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law,
Michael and Kim of North Vernon and Steven and Jacqueline of Albion; 2
daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Gregory Bricker and Jan and Michael Taulbee
of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Virginia Leatherman of Albion, Phyllis Fullhart of
Tucson, Ariz., and Mary Konger of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and their
spouses, Thane and Tara Bushong, Heather Bushong, Ryan and Jessica Bricker, Megan
Bricker, Janelle Taulbee, Adam Taulbee, Diana Bushong and Natalie Bushong; a
great-grandchild, Noah Bushong and Keith and Cheryl Leatherman. Keith was
raised by the Bushongs following the death of his parents. Services Thursday
at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 12-3-2003
Bushong Betty J, 58, Fort Wayne and a former Kendallville resident, died
Friday in Parkview Hospital. She was born in Kendallville and had lived in Fort
Wayne for 30 years. Surviving are her husband, F. Lee Bushong; a daughter,
Cherry Zemen; and a son, George, both Fort Wayne; a brother, John Ellis,
Newbury Park, Cal., and three grandchildren. Services will be Monday in D. O.
McComb Maplewood Park Funeral Home. Gravesides services in Lake View Cemetery. +
9-2-1983
Bushong Dale T, 79, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a
native of Albion and lived in Fort Wayne most of his life. His parents were
Thurlow and Ollie (DeCamp) Bushong. He was retired from Kelly Box and Packaging
Corp. and was a veteran of WW II. His wife, Elma, preceded him in death in
1983. Surviving are three sons, Glade, Bill and Bernard, all of Albion; three
daughters, Susan Nagy, Fort Wayne, Virginia Leatherman, Albion, and Phyllis
Bertch, Elkhart; three stepsons: three stepdaughters; and one half-brother,
Harold Bushong of Albion. Services Monday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in
Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 4-12-1984
Bushong Donald - Leaning over the edge of a small tank at the family home
four miles southeast of here, Donald, two-and-a-half-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Bushong was drowned as he tried to reach a floating dish of butter.
The child was taken from the water by his mother shortly after he fell in. The
tank had about two and a half feet of water in it. The dish was kept in the
water to keep the butter cool. Apparently the child’s liking for the food
caused him to remove the cover of the dish and dig the butter out with his
fingers. Indications were that he had secured some butter and that the dish
floated to the far side of the tank while the child was reaching for more. Efforts
at resuscitation failed. The tank is a small one beneath the framework of the
windmill. The accident occurred shortly before noon. Besides the parents,
three brothers, Glade, William and Bernard; two sisters, Virginia and Phyllis
Jean, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thurlow Bushong of
Jefferson Twp, and Mr. and Mrs. George Bower of Green Twp, survive. Funeral at the
parents’ home Tuesday. + 6-?-1931
Bushong Elizabeth Joan, 79, of Albion, died May 7, 2003 at Hickory Creek
Nursing Home in Kendallville. Born Sept. 3, 1923 in Albion, she was a retired
cook for the Friendly Inn and several other area restaurants. Surviving are 3
daughters, Mrs. Brenda (John) Hoover of Albion, Mrs. Colette (Don) Parker of
Huntertown, Mrs. LuAnn (Chuck) Spuller of Harbor Springs, Mich.; 8
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by a brother,
Robert Gatwood. Private family services at Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 5-14-2003
Bushong Elma M, 72, died Wednesday in Brighton Hall Nursing Home, New Haven.
She was born in Bluffton. Survivors include her husband, Dale T.; four sons,
Russell Jones of Monroeville, Lewis Bushong of Fort Wayne, Ronald Bushong of
New Haven and Bert Johnson of Uniondale; four daughters, Beverly Koile of
New Philadelphia, Ohio and Barbara Jones, Lois Martin and Sue Nagy, Fort Wayne;
seven stepdaughters, Grace Jones of Fort Wayne, Irene Hockenberry of
Bluffton, Flora Hirshy of Rochester, N. Y., Virginia Leatherman of Albion, Phyllis
Bushong of Goshen, Christina Vicarrio and Margaret Pratt, both of Phoenix;
three stepsons, Glade, Bill and Bernard Bushong, all of Albion; three sisters,
Evelyn Teel, Fort Wayne, and Ruth Hildebrand and Goldie Eflinger, both of
LaPorte; one brother, Otto Hutchinson of Bippus. Services Friday at C. M. Sloan &
Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 4-7-1983 + 4-?-1983
Bushong Emerson, 82, of Cromwell, died Feb. 23, 2006 at Millers' Merry Manor
in Syracuse. He was a retired dairy farmer who graduated in 1941 from
Syracuse High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as a radarman,
radioman and gunner. He was a member of Indian Village United Methodist Church,
West Noble American Legion Post and Wolf Lake VFW. He was born Oct. 16, 1923
in Syracuse to Gerald and Meta (Seehawer) Bushong. He married Marjorie R.
Hontz on April 9, 1944 at the home of the bride's parents. Surviving are his
wife; 2 sons, Daniel of Cromwell and Stephen of Churubusco; 2 daughters, Sasha
Hively of Kimmell and Sharon Gerig of Angola; a brother, Merton of Lucas,
Texas; 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Ingrid and Brad Kohlagen, Lukus
Hively, Les and Amy Hively, Trent and Mary Gerig, Tiffany Gerig, Stefanie Bushong,
Scott and Rachel Bushong and Stacie Bushong; and 2 great-grandchildren,
Kaela Gerig and Cole Hively. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph.
Services Sunday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^
2-24-2006
Bushong Frank, son of the late Andrew and Catherine Bushong, died Sunday at
the home of his sister, Mrs. Lydia Waltman, with whom he made his home since
the death of his parents. Frank was the second youngest of a family of ten
children, six of whom have preceded him in death. The surviving sisters are
Mrs. Waltman and Mrs. Elizabeth Clemens of near Avilla. The brothers are Andrew
of Burr Oak, Mich., and John of near South Milford, Ind. He was born June
15, 1863 at the old Bushong homestead in Swan Twp and died August 23, aged 63
years, 2 months and 7 days. Funeral at the home Tuesday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery. ~ 8-27-1925
Bushong Gerald, 73, R. 2, Syracuse, died in his home Monday of
complications. Born at Syracuse on April 13, 1900, he was the son of Frank and Emma
(Miller) Bushong. A farmer and lifetime resident of the Syracuse community, he
married Meta Seebawer on June 31, 1922. He was a member of New Paris Missionary
Church and a past director of Kosciusko County REMC. Surviving are the widow;
three sons, Emerson, Cromwell, Merton, McKinney, Texas, and Ralph, Syracuse;
twelve grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Wolever of Tippecanoe
Lake. Funeral in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse, today. Burial, Syracuse
Cemetery. + 4-?-1974
Bushong Glade T, 77, died Sept. 29, 2000 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 10, 1922 in Jefferson Twp, Noble County, to Dale and Edna
(Bower) Bushong. He retired from Stroman Electronics, Kendallville, in 1992.
On Sept. 30, 1976 he married Wahnetta (Susie) Greenman in Albion. A U.S.
Navy veteran of WW II, he was a member of American Legion Post 246 and attended
Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Surviving are his wife; 3
daughters, Mrs. John (Brenda) Hoover of Albion, Mrs. Don (Colette) Parker of
Huntertown; Mrs. Chuck (LuAnn) Spuller of Harbor Springs, MI; 2 stepdaughters; 8
grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard of Albion; 3 sisters,
Virginia Leatherman of Albion, Phyllis Fullhart of AZ, and Mary Nash of
South Bend. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bill and Donald. Funeral at
Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, Oct. 3. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. +
10-4-2000
Bushong Glenn S, 85, Fort Wayne, died Thursday at The Towne House. He was
born Jan. 29, 1890 to John and Mary (Sperbeck) Bushong in Swan Twp. He married
Mae Bortner on Aug. 21, 1913 in Ligonier. He had been a lifetime resident of
Kendallville until he and his wife moved to The Towne House five years ago.
He was a retired railway mail clerk for the NYC Railroad. He was a member of
the Christian Science Society, F&AM Lodge 276 of Kendallville, Eastern Star of
Kendallville, and Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne. Survivors include his wife; a
daughter, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Tesch, Kendallville; two sons, Robert J.,
Detroit, Mich., and F. Lee, Fort Wayne; 4 grandchildren; and 5
great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday at Berhalter-Hutchins
Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Bushong John, about 45, lifelong resident of Rome City and vicinity, died
Friday at his home from diabetes. He was born near Rome City, the son of
Joseph Bushong. He had always made his home there and until his recent illness
was employed as a carpenter. Surviving are the widow; 3 sisters, one in
LaGrange, one in Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Rose Haney of Albion. Burial, Osborn
Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 2-18-1926
Bushong John, 74, native of Swan Twp, died at his home in South Milford May
7 from asthma and heart trouble. He was born April 21, 1860 in Swan Twp, the
son of Andrew and Catherine Bushong. Forty-eight years ago last Thanksgiving
Day he married Lotta Sperbeck at Sturgis, Mich. For a time they resided at
the Bushong homestead in Swan Twp and 32 years ago the family located on a farm
a mile southwest of South Milford. He was one of a family of 12 children and
was the last survivor of the group. Much of his life has been spent farming.
He was a member of the M. E. Church 40 years. He had been a resident in
South Milford since March 19 following a fire which destroyed the family farm
home. Surviving are the widow; 2 daughters, Edna at home and Neva, county nurse;
and a son, Glenn of Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday. Burial, South Milford
Cemetery. ^ 5-7-1934
Bushong Perry - On the morning of May 1 it was discovered near the crossing
at Cain’s siding east of Rome City on the G R & I Railway, fragments of torn
clothing, fragments of human flesh and part of a body. The coroner
determined the victim was Perry Bushong, who in company with a young man named Potts,
went to Kendallville on April 30. While in Kendallville both had drank
excessively and had gone to the station drunk intending to steal a ride home. At
the station they got into a wrangle with the baggage master and Bushong,
being the least drunk of the two, engaged in a battle with the baggage man. Soon
after the scrap was over Bushong disappeared and Potts fell asleep. This is
Potts’ story and he acknowledged that he was too drunk to see or judge very
correctly of anything. He leaves a widow although he was only a little over
19 years of age. Noble Co Democrat 5-6-1891
Bushong Sarah Jane was born in Richland County, Ohio Dec. 16, 1846 and died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Albertson in Avilla on Dec. 16, 1932.
Her parents were Abijah and Margaret Simmons and she was one of 10 children.
All of them with the parents have preceded her in death, except one sister,
Mrs. Ollie Randall of Chicago. She was married to William Bushong in 1868.
They soon settled on the farm since known as the Bushong farm. It was then in
woods except for a small cleared strip. They were spared 50 years together
during which time they cleared the land and became successful farmers. They had
three children, Margaret, who is now Mrs. Jerry Albertson of Avilla; Thurlow,
who lives on the farm in Jefferson Twp; and Maude, who is now Mrs. Fred Shew
of near Wolcottville. There are 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. At
the age of 17 she was baptized into the Lutheran Church and for many years
she was an attendant and supporter of the Rehoboth Church near the old home.
About 14 years ago Mr. Bushong died. Since that time she has lived among her
children. She became ill about a week ago with pneumonia. She died on her
86th birthday. The funeral was Monday at the Thurlow Bushong home. Burial,
Albion. + 12-?-1932
Bushong Thurlow, 81, (b. 12-31-1876), a retired Jefferson Twp farmer, died
at the farm home in which he was born June 21, 1958. He had spent his entire
life on the farm. Surviving are the widow, Laura; one daughter, Mrs. Claudia
Kline of Kendallville; two sons, Harold at home, and Dale of Fort Wayne; 10
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Maude Shew of
Cassopolis, Mich. Funeral Monday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill
Cemetery. + 6-?-1958
Bushong Wahnetta (Susie), 69, died Dec. 13, 2002 at the Hospice Home of
Northeastern Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind. She was born in Steuben County on March
15, 1933 to Willis and Bertha (Billman) Greenman. She worked for Dana Corp.
in Churubusco and also as a cook at Albion Jefferson School. She was a
member of Trinity United Methodist Church. On Sept. 30, 1976 she married Glade
Bushong in Albion. He died Sept. 29, 2002. She is survived by 2 daughters,
Cindy (Phil) Jacob of Albion and Cathy (Mike) Blomberg of Wolcottville; 3
stepdaughters; 6 grandchildren, Chad, Brad and Shawn Jacob, Angela Kresse, Jodie
Kline and Stephanie Evans; 9 great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Austin, Tristin
and Owen Jacob, Justin, Holey and Alexandrea Kresse and Maria and Nathan Evans;
2 sisters, Elinor Conrad of Albion and Phyllis Weibel of New Port Richey,
Fl. Two brothers, Max and Dale Greenman, also preceded her in death. Services
Dec. 17 at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^
12-18-2002
Bushong William was born in Columbiana County, Ohio May 23, 1843 and died
near Albion Nov. 8, 1918, aged 75 years, 5 months and 15 days. He was one of a
family of eleven children, three of whom, with the parents, have preceded him
in death. Those surviving him are Mrs. Katherine Kinsey of South Dakota,
Mrs. Joe Waltman, Mrs. Henderson Clemens, Mrs. Jane McCartney and Frank all of
near Avilla, Andrew of Auburn, and John of South Milford. When he was about
nine years of age, the family moved to Indiana from the Ohio home and settled
southwest of Avilla. In 1860 he was married to Susette Wilson. They had two
daughters, Mrs. Jane Applegate, who died about two years ago, and Mrs. Ida
VanTilberg, who survives. The wife and mother died about 1865. On Aug. 9, 1868 he
was married to Sarah Jane Simmons. They had three children, Mrs. Maggie
Baldwin of Avilla, and Thurlow and Mrs. Fred Shew of Albion, all of whom with the
widow and eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren survive. On
Friday evening he took ill with apoplexy and lived only about two hours. He and
Mrs. Bushong moved to their present home in 1874 when the land was wooded. He
especially loved his grandchildren and they were always welcome at the old
home. + 11-8-1918
Bushong William "Bill", 62, 915 E. Hazel St., Albion, died Sunday at his
residence. He was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Jefferson Twp, the son of Dale T. and
Edna M. (Bower) Bushong. He married Carol B. Pierce in Albion June 6, 1947. He
was a WW II veteran and employed by Monsanto Corporation of Ligonier in
maintenance. He spent his entire life in Noble County and was a member of the
Albion American Legion Post 246. He is survived by his wife; one son, James of
Topeka; two daughters, Mrs. Jeffrey (Lana) Mountz of Kendallville, and Mrs.
Michael (Melinda) Ley of Avilla; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Glade and
Bernard, both Albion; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Virginia) Leatherman of
Albion, Mrs. Phyllis Bertch of Elkhart, and Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Nash of South Bend.
Services Wednesday at Orr Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery.
~ 8-14-1986




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