In Memory of

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.
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


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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 4, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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 at 12:00 AM
“sorry about your loss i worked with her at mhi she was one sweet lady ”
- julie johnson
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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 at 12:00 AM
“Paul & Family-- So sorry to hear that your mother passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers..”
- Jay Rehnstrom
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Paul and family. My sympathies go out to you and your family. Prayers of peace and understanding. ”
- Lisa C Keller
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Paul and family sorry to hear about your loss. Take care”
- Bob Pontious
Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“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
Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I was so sorry to hear that Dorothy had passed such a nice person.”
- Vicki Menke
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