Jennie Bush

Jennie Bush

A woman of faith and the heart of the Bush Family, Jennie G. (Imm) Bush, age 91 of Brainerd, passed away Dec. 19, 2013, at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Jennie was born May 10, 1922, in Roosevelt Township to August and Margaret Imm. Her childhood was spent dreaming of one day becoming a doctor. Unfortunately, Jennie was not able to pursue this dream. She fell in love and was married May 19, 1940, to the love of her life, Emil Bush. They lived their first year in a 10 by 12 tar paper shack on County Road 2 in Platte Lake Township and nearly froze to death in the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940. On May 19, 1941, they moved five miles to their present home in Roosevelt Township, where Jennie spent her last days. A farmers wife, Jennie spent many years working side-by-side with Emil on their dairy farm while raising five children and titled herself as a domestic engineer. She was a wine maker on the side and loved sharing her home-brewed spirits with family and friends. When she had the opportunity, she loved to travel. Not only did she travel all over the United States including Alaska, Jennie was a world traveler and visited Canada, Europe and Japan.
She will be deeply missed by her children, August (Cathy) of Orofino, Idaho, Gerald of Dallesport, Wash., Donna (Randy Slater) of Brainerd, Marvin (Julie) of Brainerd, and Brent (Stacy) of Okinawa, Japan; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren and one sister, Lavina Saathoff of Ackley, Iowa, along with special family friends Anne-May Schmidt of Parnu, Estonia and Delora Sauls of Prattsville, Ala.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and an abundance of friends.
Jennie is preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Emil Bush, who passed away earlier this year; her parents; four brothers; and six sisters.
While Mom lies in peaceful sleep, her memory we will always keep
Laughs and love we all recall, through our memories great and small
Joined with Emil forever to keep, she is happy; let no one weep.
A special thank you to those who made the last few years of Jennies life easier; especially Gerald Bush who took care of her day and night for the past 30 months and Barbara Smude who was a phone call away whatever the need.
Funeral services for Jennie will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Light of the Cross Church in Garrison with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Dykeman Cemetery in Garrison.

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