Bush, Larry

Larry H. Bush passed away in the presence of his family on September 3, 2017. 

He was born December 30, 1935, to parents Harold and Grace Bush of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Larry served his country in the United States Air Force. During that time, he served in Kunsan, Korea. Larry also served in the United States Army, at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital, in Denver, Colorado. 

Larry attended Western Michigan University and Kellogg Community College, in Battle Creek, Mich. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing at Northern Michigan University, in Marquette, Mich. 

Larry is survived by his daughters, Sherri (George) Westcott, and Leeta (Hunter) Browne; sons, Paul Bush, and Matthew Bush; his brothers, Ronald Bush, Michael (Jan) Bush, and his sister, Christina Bush. 

Larry was a Registered Nurse at Lander Valley Medical Center, in Lander, Wyo. for 25 years. As a nurse, Larry cared for not only the patient’s body, he cared for the spirit also. 

During his time of retirement, Larry traveled the country, visiting family and friends. He traveled during his life to Korea, Japan, Guatemala and every state except Alaska. 

After years of traveling, Larry settled again in Kyle, S.D., where he became involved in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church as a commissioned lay minister. Larry was faithful in visiting people each week, caring for them as a friend, and spiritually as a lay minister. 

He was a man who made friends for life, and he had friends who became family. Larry believed in and taught appreciation of nature, life, and loving people, no matter the race or background. He was a life-long learner, reader, who always asked questions, and was open to hearing others point of view. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: 

Our Lady of Sorrows, 100 Mission Drive, Kyle, South Dakota 55752 or Red Cloud Mission, P.O. Box 567, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770-2100

502 Second Avenue, Martin, SD 57551 • 605-685-6866 • booster@gwtc.net