Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Dorothy Helen Bush
Dorothy Helen Bush
Dorothy Helen Bush
Born: November 22, 1926
Died: March 27, 2016
Age: 89
Dorothy Helen Bush
November 22, 1926 - March 27, 2016
Dorothy Helen Bush, the daughter of Oscar and Hilma (Johnson) Lindgren was born on November 22, 1926 in rural Tilden Township in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent near Meriden, IA where she attended school and graduated from Meriden High School in 1944.

On July 2, 1946, she was united in marriage to Orville (Mike) Bush at the Maryhill Catholic Church. Dorothy worked in food service for the Meriden school and at the Mental Health Institute. She also worked at K-Mart.

Dorothy was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughter's of America. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crossword puzzles, and solitaire. Most of all she enjoyed her daily cups of coffee and spending time with her family and friends.

On March 27, 2016, Dorothy passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Hilma Lindgren; husband Mike Bush in 1980; son, Tony Bush in 2003; brothers, Paul in 1959, Le Roy in infancy, Holgar in 1991, and Harry in 2003.

She is survived by her children: Catherine (Rick) Irvine of Spokane, WA, Steve (Anna) Bush of Cherokee, IA, Paul (Colleen) Bush of Des Moines, IA, Christine Stevens of Council Bluffs, IA, and Mia Bush (Bill Kaemmer) of Washington DC; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Odle; sisters-in law, Phyllis Lindgren, and Marguerite Osterling; and many nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
To the Bush family, We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. May you find peace during this difficult time. Terry and Dawn Jaminet
Terry Jaminet
Monday, April 04, 2016
Dorothy was a good friend to my mother, Betty Bierman, and I know she is with my mother in heaven having coffee and playing cards as they both enjoyed that. God Bless your family during this difficult time and my sympathies to Phyllis as well.
Peggy Hinkhouse
Friday, April 01, 2016
To Dorothy's family we express our deepest sympathy. Dorothy along with Mike were a big part of Fred's life when he was a teenager. We shared some good times in that little farm house kitchen south of the highway.
Fred and Arlene Hollenbeck
Friday, April 01, 2016
Mrs. Bush had so much love for her family which I have witnessed through the years. Condolences to each and everyone in her family including all her friends.
Joan M. Forcier
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Steve & Paul Bush & Family,
Words can't wipe away your tears
Hugs won't ease your pain
But hold on to your memories
Forever they will remain.
Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and family.
--Al and Christine Bush
Christine Bush
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
So sorry to read of your mother's passing. May she rest in peace and may God strengthen you in this time.
Steve/Mary Stimmel
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Paul & Family-- So sorry to hear that your mother passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers..
Jay Rehnstrom
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Dorothy opened her home, and her heart, to our Ragbrai bicycle team not once but twice. A fine lady. Steve Dinnen, from Team Larry
Steve Dinnen
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
sorry about your loss i worked with her at mhi she was one sweet lady
julie johnson
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Paul and family sorry to hear about your loss. Take care
Bob Pontious
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Paul and family. My sympathies go out to you and your family. Prayers of peace and understanding.
Lisa C Keller
Monday, March 28, 2016
I was so sorry to hear that Dorothy had passed such a nice person.
Vicki Menke
Monday, March 28, 2016
So sorry to hear about Aunt Dorothy's passing. Just talking with family we need to get to Iowa and visit. Which I could be there but other commitments keep me away.
Richard Holgar Lindgren

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Jeremy Bush
Joseph Bush
Jack Bush
Nikki Beermann
Shaun Stevens
Troy Irvine
Heath Irvine
Camilla Hamilton
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a Catholic Daughter's Rosary at 4:00 p.m. Thursday and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Thursday night at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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