Jerry Bush, 74, of Spring Valley

Jerry George Bush, 74, died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Spring Valley Living Care Center where he was under Hospice Care.

He was born March 30, 1945, in Austin, Minn., to Charles and Erma Emma (Puck) Bush. He attended and graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1963. Following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He served on the Oriskany Air Craft Carrier as a quartermaster and in Vietnam in The Harbor Defense Unit.

On June 28, 1989, he was united in marriage to Barbara Costello in Spring Valley. On Sept. 12, 1994, they were blessed with a son, Matthias Charles

After returning to Grand Meadow he farmed with his brother and later his son, Matthias, joined the farming operation. 

He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Spring Valley; a son, Matthias of Spring Valley; sisters, Carol (Harry) Meyer of Byron, Janette (Gary) Stromley of Northfield; brothers, Dale Bush of Grand Meadow, Glen (Barb) Bush of Tripoli, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Karen Bush of Grand Meadow, Beverly (Roger) Weltzin of Portage, Ind., Betty (Dan) Long of Valparaiso, Ind., and Brenda (Steve) Gerard of Rushford; brothers-in-law, Paul Fay of Iowa, Jim (Nancy) Costello of Stewartville and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leslie; and a sister, Mary Fay.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 5 p..m. at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

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