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 Otto Conrad “Connie” Bushong

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Otto Conrad “Connie” Bushong

  • Birth 26 Dec 1921 Jasper County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1992 Homer, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Homer, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Block 9, Lot 11
  • Memorial ID 33489877

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.

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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  • Originally Created by: Karen Darwin Robert
  • Added: 2 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33489877
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Otto Conrad “Connie” Bushong (26 Dec 1921–28 Jan 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33489877, citing Fairview Cemetery, Homer, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Bushong Weiss (contributor 47042370) .