|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1927|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2003|
Bushong Bernard C, 76, died Dec. 1, 2003 at his home. A farmer, he operated an excavating business most of his life. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Brimfield Lions Club. He was born Oct. 28, 1927 in Jefferson Twp to Dale and Edna (Bower) Bushong. Preceding him in death were his stepmother, Elma Bushong; stepfather, Earl Crofoot; foster parents, Forrest and Ethel Edmonds; 3 brothers, Glade, William and Donald Bushong; and 2 foster sisters, Eloise Knapp and Helen Schinbeckler. On Sept. 29, 1949 in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Albion he married Joan Leatherman. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kim of North Vernon and Steven and Jacqueline of Albion; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Michele and Gregory Bricker and Jan and Michael Taulbee of Kendallville; 3 sisters, Virginia Leatherman of Albion, Phyllis Fullhart of Tucson, Ariz., and Mary Konger of Fort Wayne; 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Thane and Tara Bushong, Heather Bushong, Ryan and Jessica Bricker, Megan Bricker, Janelle Taulbee, Adam Taulbee, Diana Bushong and Natalie Bushong; a great-grandchild, Noah Bushong and Keith and Cheryl Leatherman. Keith was raised by the Bushongs following the death of his parents. Services Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery.
Daleen Jan Bushong Taulbee (1959 - 2014)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
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Rest In Peace Bernard ♥Thank you for your service|
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U.S. Navy veteran of WW IIRest in Peace, Uncle Bernard.|
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