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Gerald C. Bushman

October 8, 1926 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 94)

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Gerald Christian Bushman, age 94, was born in Randalia, IA, on October 8, 1926, the son of Peter and Martha (Sand) Bushman. 

Gerald served in the US Marines from 1945-1948, when he was honorably discharged.  On September 5, 1949, Gerald was united in marriage to Henrietta Bushman at St. Francis De Salles Catholic Church, Ossian, IA.  From October 1950-April 1951, he was stationed in California when he was called into the US Marine Reserves.  He farmed in Ossian, IA for several years.  Gerald then moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, where he worked for the Quaker Oats Company for twenty-nine years.  Gerald enjoyed helping others and volunteered at Green Square in Cedar Rapids for 13 years.  In 2014, he moved to Spring Valley, MN.  During his lifetime, Gerald enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and playing bingo and dominos. He was also an avid painter.

Gerald is survived by his wife Henrietta of 71 years; daughters Linda (Loren) Locken of Groton, SD, Carol (John) Warmka of Grand Meadow, MN, Nancy (Dan) Winter of St. Louis, MO, Judy (Greg) Kingery of Peoria, AZ; son Bruce (Kris) Bushman of Spokane, WA; grandchildren Beth (Dane) Ankeny, Barb (Skye) Lesher, Chad (Britt) Locken, Cheryl (Kevin) Chapman, David (Tina) Trahms, Paul (Ashley) Trahms, Nathaniel Winter, Meghan (Jon) Goudy, Ben Kingery, Nate Kingery, Emma (Casey) Reeves, and Abby (Derek) Butz; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Rima, Dianne (Bob) Einck, Sharlene Rose, Eleane (Paul) Wokwicz, and Eileen (Bob) Fogarty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral Mass for Gerald will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow, MN with Father Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Family and close friends are welcome to attend. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, for one hour prior to services at St. Finbarr. Social distancing will be practiced and masks will be required.

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October 17, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Finbarr Catholic Church (Grand Meadow)

Funeral Mass
October 17, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Finbarr Catholic Church (Grand Meadow)

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