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Otto Conrad "Connie" Bushong
Birth: Dec. 26, 1921
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1992
Homer
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Otto Conrad "Connie" Bushong, 70, of Homer MI, died , Jan. 28, 1992, at home after a long illness.

Mr. Bushong was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Demont IN to Kearney H. and Della (Radle) Bushong.

He spent most of his life in Calhoun County and attended Wilder Creek School.

He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater and received a Purple Heart.

He was a farm laborer before the war. After the war, he worked at Union Steel Products Co., in Albion MI for more than 40 years.

After his retirement, he worked for Pine Knoll Nursery in Girard, MI for eight years, retiring in 1989.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and the Wilder Creek Conservation Club.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, landscaping and growing pine trees from seed.

His trees are scattered across the county.

He married the former Reatha Bleam on May 6, 1944, in Grand Rapids MI.

Surviving are:
A son Conrad Bushong
Daughters Penny Baird and Fraya Weiss
Seven grandchildren
Four great-grandchildren
Brother Clarence Bushong
Sisters Ruth Tobias and Myona Lapland

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Craig and Kearney David; and two sisters, Beatrice O'Dell and Marjorie Bushong.

Grave side services at Fair View Cemetery Homer MI.

Poems were read from each Grand Child.
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Reference:

1940 Albion Two, Calhoun Co Mi
Head Harry Nearenbery M 48 Michigan
Wife Mable Nearenbery F 47 Michigan
Daughter Marguerite Nearenbery F 17 Michigan
Son Carl Nearenbery M 13 Michigan
Mother Augusta Nearenbery F 73 Michigan
Hired man Conrad Bushong M 18 Indiana
 
 
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 Parents:
  Kearney Holloween Bushong (1896 - 1968)
  Della Beatrice Radle Bushong (1898 - 1983)
 
 Siblings:
  Clarence Emerson Bushong (1918 - 2000)*
  Kearney David Bushong (1920 - 1943)*
  Otto Conrad Bushong (1921 - 1992)
  Beatrice Larue Bushong O'Dell (1924 - 1988)*
  Ruth Winona Bushong Tobias (1925 - 2010)*
  Marjorie Helen Bushong (1926 - 1927)*
  Craig Brooks Bushong (1930 - 1991)*
  Myona Darlene Bushong Lapland (1940 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Homer
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 9, Lot 11
 
Maintained by: Bushong Weiss
Originally Created by: Karen Darwin Robert
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33489877
Otto Conrad Connie Bushong
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Otto received two Bronze Stars during WW II.
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