Cherokee Chronicle Times

Wayne Michael Bush

Wayne Michael Bush, age 68 of Cherokee, IA, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023, at
Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Pastor Daniel Rupp will officiate. Burial will take place at Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee. Visitation with family present will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service Sunday, at the funeral home. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Wayne Michael Bush, son of James and Eileen (Begnoche) Bush, was born on February 28, 1954, in Cherokee, Iowa.  He attended parochial school at Visitation Parish Maryhill.  He then attended Meriden-Cleghorn High School and graduated in 1972.  He finished his education at Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Entomology in 1976.   He married Linda Weber on August 24, 1974.  His daughter, Amber, was born on October 12, 1977.

Wayne always enjoyed being with people, playing cards, doing puzzles, fishing, hunting, trapping, collecting insects and building projects.  He always enjoyed joking and laughing with people.

Wayne passed peacefully in his sleep on January 5, 2023, at age 68.  Wayne will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Amber (Rusty) Hartman of Anamosa, Iowa, and his four grandchildren: Lincoln (age 19), Kolten (age 12), Gage (age 10), and Ryker (age 6).   He is survived by his brothers and sisters:  Dennis (Deb) Bush, Patty (Doug) Mortenson, Charlotte (Joe) Groves, Evonne Hockert, Alan (Chris) Bush, and Bryan (Lori) Bush; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Bush; his father, James Bush; and his brother, Kenneth Bush.  Wayne will be truly missed by all those whose lives he touched.   

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