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Franklin A. Bush, 83, of Columbia City, passed away at 11:39 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Columbia City.
Born March 26, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Roscoe and Hildegarde (Weaver) Bush.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to receive his bachelor of science degree from Indiana University in 1958. Franklin earned his masterâ€™s degree at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1965.
On Sept. 15, 1951, he married Joyce Graham in Hobbs. Franklin was a commercial real estate broker and was the founder and former owner of Investorsâ€™ Realty, Warsaw.
He was a life member of Columbia City Elks Lodge, certified commercial investors member and served as vice president, first vice president and past president of Kosciusko County Board of Realtors.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Joyce Bush of Columbia City; four children, Robert F. (Gail) Bush of Syracuse; John B. (Rosemarie) Bush of Flushing, Mich.; Joyce A. Bush and James J. Bush both of Warsaw; grandson, William B. Bush of Flushing, Mich.; two sister-in-laws, Pauline Spake of Lynn and Jane Lyon of North Bend, Ore.
A memorial gathering to celebrate Franklinâ€™s life will be jeld from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Bushâ€™s memory to Indiana State Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society, attention Heather Donegan, 7301 Georgetown Road, #112, Indianapolis, IN. 46268.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.