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Robert Henry Bush



Robert Henry Bush, age 78 of Cascade, passed away Saturday, February

24, 2018. He was born in Holland, Michigan on April 30, 1939 to the

late Rollin and Dorothy (Platte) Bush. He is survived by his loving wife

of 56 years Linda; five children David (Elizabeth) Bush, Steven (Jill)

Bush, Nancy (Michael) Doss, Gregory Bush, Timothy Bush; seven

grandchildren Zachary and Alexandria Bush, Lauren and Jonathan

Doss, Ashley, Austin and Andrew Bush; two great granddaughters

Avery and Mason. Bob graduated from Holland High School. He

attended Ferris State University and was elected Speaker of the Senate

and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He graduated with a

degree in Business Administration. During his working years, Bob

owned and operated Woodland International Trucks Inc. in Grand

Rapids, Michigan for thirty five years with additional dealerships in

Muskegon, Michigan and Marion, Michigan. He served as president of

the Michigan Truck Association (MTA) and a member of Michigan

International Truck Dealers Association (MITDA). His first retirement

was short lived. He spent an additional 13 1/2

years working for Home Depot. For his helpful ways at Home Depot, he

received many service awards and letters of accommodation from

satisfied customers who were very happy with their purchases, projects

and friendly advice they received from Bob. One of Bob’s highest

priorities was his family! He went out of his way to make everyone’s life

easier, taking time to drop what he was doing to talk, advise or just

listen. He was kind, caring and always had a smile on his face. He

turned all situations into something positive. Bob had many interests: he

enjoyed woodworking and was a master at fixing things. He was an avid

outdoorsman. He enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan, golfing, fishing,

deer and turkey hunting. Bob and Linda made many special memories

with their travels throughout the country and abroad. The family wishes

to thank Dr. Maria Hassan, Dr. Joel Phillips and Dr. Stuart Vander

Heide for their incite, compassion and integrity. Also, many thanks to

the wonderful caring nursing staff at Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake,

Michigan. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 28, 2-4:00 p.m. and

6-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E.,

Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday,

March 1, 11:00 a.m. at St. Robert of Newminster Church, 6477 Ada Dr.,

Ada, MI. Rev. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Interment Cascade Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartwood Lodge Hospice

Care Center, 18525 Woodland Ridge Dr, Spring Lake, MI 49456.

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