Richard A. Bush Sr., 78, of Norwalk, passed away Wednesday evening, Aug. 7, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Savanna, Ill., son of the late Elmo and Lillian (Dyer) Bush. He served in the U.S. Army and was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America for 44 years with Cub Pack 234, Boy Scout Troop 208 and Boy Scout Troop 218. He was a mechanic at Clarklift in Cleveland, retiring in 2003. He received the Silver Beaver award in 1995.
He was a stock car racer in Fremont and Sandusky and enjoyed watching NASCAR and baseball. He enjoyed spending time with his family and coached many of his children’s sports. He especially enjoyed expanding and designing his Koi pond.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia “Ginny” (Griggs) Bush, of Norwalk; children, Darlene Brewer, Diana (Bill) Hauler, Richard Bush Jr., Chris (Danny) Thielen, Laurie Stang and Debbie (Brian) Hoover; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita (Leon) Yun; a special family member, Matt McCreedy; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Charles Bush, in 2013.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. Private interment will take place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Boy Scout Troop 218 or one’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.