In Memory of Richard Allen Bush

Richard Allen Bush
Richard Allen Bush
Born: June 5, 1936
Died: October 1, 2018
Age: 82
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Richard Allen Bush
June 5, 1936 - October 1, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Richard Allen Bush, age 82, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on October 1, 2018, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Kevin J. Freese will officiate with The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Richard Allen Bush, was born on June 5, 1936, the son of Angelo and Edna (Thomas) Bush.  He moved to Ida Services (ISI) in March of 1984.  Richard loved his ISI family. He enjoyed taking trips with his housemates to South Dakota, Hawaii, and the Wisconsin Dells.

Richard was a loyal and hard worker who thought the world of everyone he met. In his down time, he liked to play Yahtzee, put together jigsaw puzzles, and play solitaire on his computer. He was an avid football fan and loved anything associated with the military, old war movies, and westerns.

Ida Services provided Richard with a family environment for the last 34 years. He will be greatly missed by his housemates, caregivers and all who knew him.

Left to cherish Richard’s memory are his ISI family.



2:00 p.m., Saturday
October 20, 2018
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Kevin J. Freese


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 3:20 PM
“richard will be greatly missed. i belonged to the ISI auxilary so i got to see richard once a month . i will miss his smile . and he always appreciated when we gave him treats. so my sympathies to the family and God bless”
- Tabitha Bockelman
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:55 AM
“We miss you Richard ♡
We will never forget you!”
- Leo and Courtney Noble
Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:21 AM
“Dear ISI family....I will never forget the day I met Richard. I was nervous about starting a new job and he walked right up to me smiled and shook my hand. He made me feel like I was home. He will be truly missed”
- Maggie Johnson
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:03 AM
“Love you and miss you. Rest in peace Buddy. ”
- Jed and Sherry
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:06 AM
“My sincere sympathy to Richard's ISI family. Richard was such a very sweet person who certainly will be missed. ”
- Sheila Petersen
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:09 PM
“I'm sure going to miss you Richard. You were such a super sweet guy, I loved to take care of you and watch our favorite show together, The Walking Dead. I'm very happy that ,I had the pleasure of getting to know you. I'm definitely going to miss spunky face to tell me who's playing and what you've made at Dayhab. You always made my nights worth while. Rest in peace bud❤️❤️. Love Always, Jen”
- Jennifer Bainbridge
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 8:09 PM
“My sympathy to my ISI family.Richard was always one that gave me and several others a good laugh. ”
- Natalie Wulf
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 3:58 PM
“I'm so sad to see Richard has passed away. I enjoyed my time working with him at ISI. His smile was the very best!”
- Whitney
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