Wilbur “Dean” Bushong


Wilbur “Dean” Bushong, 86, formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at Franciscan Health in Dyer, Indiana. He was born on December 27, 1929 in New Market to the late William and Helen (Budd) Bushong. Dean graduated from Russellville High School with the class of 1947. On January 19, 1951 he married Dorothy (Stewart) in Martinsville. Then on April 23, 1994 he married Ardith (Plank) in Mecca. They both preceded him in death.

Dean was a member of Russellville Community Church, and the American Legion Post 72, Crawfordsville. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Dean operated the Marathon Station in Russellville for many years. He retired from Russellville Stone Co. in 1991.

He is survived by his three sons; Kim (Donna) Bushong, Peoria, Arizona, Eric (Sandy) Bushong, Dyer, IN, Scot (Terri) Bushong, Russellville, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, and daughter-in-law, Clarice Bushong.

He was preceded in Death by his parents; two wives, one son, Kirby Bushong, brother Dale Bushong, and one sister, Della Maye Jackson.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home, 301 East Green Street, Waveland, Indiana 47989 with Pastor Alan Small officiating. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, December 30th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM at the funeral home.


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