Archive for Thursday, November 9, 2006

Dale E. Bush

November 9, 2006


Graveside services for Dale E. Bush, 81, Ottawa, were Wednesday at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Admire. Mr. Bush died Nov. 4, 2006, at Village Manor Nursing Home, Ottawa.

He was born July 2, 1925, at Emporia, the son of Homer Milton and Nelle (Buchanan) Bush. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Emporia, in 1943, and then moved to Topeka. He then moved to Baldwin City where he lived for 30 years before moving to Ottawa. He was a printer at the State Printing Plant from 1954 to 1970, and at the University of Kansas Printing Service, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Bush served in the Army Air Corps beginning in 1943, during World War II, in the 7th Air Force in the Pacific as a radio operator/gunner on B-24 heavy bombers flying 40 missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters. He was called up in the army reserves in 1960 and served in combat in Korea for 19 months in an engineer construction battalion, becoming a master sergeant.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 58 of Topeka, First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, American Radio Relay League and the National Rifle Association.

He married Dellamarie Allen Nov. 27, 1953, at Holton. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Allen, Lebo; a brother, Duane, Bonita Springs, Fla.; three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission and sent in care of Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to

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