Kenneth Bush, 1968-2019

Kenneth Bush, 50, of LaPorte, passed away peacefully at 6:44 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in his home after a 2-year battle with cancer.

He was born March 19, 1968, to Earl Bush and Nancylue (Davenport) Shown.

Kenneth was a DNR Range Officer. He was a lifetime trophy member and a member of the  National Rifle Association. Kenneth enjoyed doing the Cowboy Shoot, hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and sharing his crops, watching Western movies, and teaching archery. He graduated gunsmithing with honors and enjoyed teaching reloading and casting bullets.

On March 25, 1989, in Walkerton, IN, he married Roberta Ann (Cormican) Bush, who survives.

Also surviving are his father, Earl (Pam) Bush; his mother, Nancylue (Bruce) Shown; two children, JC Bush of LaPorte and Ashley (David) Francis of Union Mills, IN; two sisters, Tammy (Dan) Bealor of LaPorte and Alicia (Eric) Lacey of Texas; two grandchildren, Miranda and Colton Francis; and nephews and great-nephews.

Preceding him in death were his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A funeral celebrating his life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte, with Bruce Shown officiating. Visitation and viewing will be Satrday from 2 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Due to allergies, the family requests only silk flowers to be sent, or memorial contributions may be directed to Roberta Ann Bush in memory of Kenneth Bush.

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3 Responses to “Kenneth Bush, 1968-2019”

  1. Richard Wallace

    Feb 07. 2019

    My Family is so sorry to hear of you’re lose especially at such a young age. I had the chance to meet him when he was checking licenses kinda scared my son but I told him that he was to young to worry about it. He was very pleasant and explained to my son about the laws here. Very NICE MAN HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED.

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  2. Jayne A. Bates

    Feb 07. 2019

    This is very sad for such a young person, but I get comfort in knowing that now he and David, who were inseparable before, can now fish and hunt to their heart’s desire. I hope that this comforts you too Ann. Please give my love and hugs to your entire family.

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  3. Reuben klein

    Feb 07. 2019

    Praying for comfort in your loss God Bless You Ann Ashley JC and rest of family

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