Idella J. Bushey, 79

obit-busheyIdella J. Bushey, a resident of Long Prairie, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at CentraCare Healthsystem in Long Prairie.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 9, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville,
with Father Ron Dockendorf officiating. Burial was in Springbrook Cemetery in Swanville.
Idella June Kardash was born March 3, 1934, in Little Falls, to the late Michael and Frances (Jadzewski) Kardash. She attended schools in Swanville and graduated from St. Francis High School. Idella then attended and graduated from McPhail College of Music in 1959. Idella was united in marriage to Robert Bushey Dec. 13, 1970. The couple moved to Long Prairie in 1976. Idella taught piano and voice lessons at St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. She played violin with the Heartland Symphony and the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra and was a member of the Fargo Opera Company for eight years. Idella was also a classically-trained artist who was known for her beautiful paintings and handmade jewelry. She was especially fond of her flower and rock gardens. People driving by the house would often stop just to admire them.
Idella will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Robert; son, Michael of California; sister-in-law, Beverly Lubnewski of Long Prairie; brothers-in-law, Leonard Dzieweczynski of Swanville and Arthur Bushey of Lewiston, Maine; nephews, Bill Kardash of Farmington, Robert Dzieweczynski of Pillsbury, Roger Dzieweczynski of Little Falls, Larry Dzieweczynski of West St. Paul and Dennis Dzieweczynski of Little Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raphael Kardash; sister, Romona Dzieweczynski; and niece, Denise Niedzielski.