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Chester Lyle Bush, Jr.

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“Marion, I'm sorry to hear about your fathers passing. You and your family are in my prayers.Pamela (Vander Weide) Wyn ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Pamela Wyn - Cape Coral, FL

“So many great memories from our two families and our wonderful crazy neighborhood.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Joy (Chmurynski) Montgomery

“I "grew up" with Chet while working with him in the Detective Bureau at the Kent County Sheriff's Department. Chet and all the gang in the DB took me...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Joan Hertel - Comstock Park, MI

“I haven't seen Chet in several years, but my memories of playing basketball with him at Godwin are still there. He was just a fun guy to be around....Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear about Chet's passing. I have thought about you guys a lot over the years. Always will remember our Legion trip to Europe and they...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Helder - Baldwin, MI

“Chet and I bacame friends in the 90,s.he helped me and my family several times.we will miss him. JD Dantuma. Charlevoix mi. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: JJD Dantuma - charlevoix, MI

“The world is not as much fun now that Chet isn't here. He was such a big part of my life growing up on Horton street. We had so much fun camping when...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Lee Katsma Murphy - Carlsbad, CA

“Deepest sympathies to the entire Bush family. Chet was a wonderful friend and man. Have many fond memories of high school days. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Melville - The Villages, FL

“Molly and family,So sorry to hear of Chet's passing. I have so many fond memories of Chet when we were kids and growing up. Being a first cousin, I...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Dottie Neal - Portage, MI

“It was always a lot of fun with Chet and Molly at the VFW on dance nights. Rest in Peace, Chet. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Kloet - Grand Rapids, MI

“I worked with Chet at the Sheriff's Department. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Erlandson - Byron Center, MI

“Had a lot of fun with Chet during our high school years. Saw him now and then throughout the years since then and enjoyed talking with him. Always...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Olszewski - Byron Center, MI

“Truly an honor to have know you Chet and more so to have had the opportunity to work with you as you assisted our agency with cases. Rest In Peace Sir ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Valentine - Saranac

“Saddened to read of Chet's passing. I enjoyed knowing, and working with him on occassion. A fine Detective and a finer person. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Paul Robinson - Jenison, MI

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Chet was one of the funniest and nicest, yet always kind. We will remember him always as one of the 'good guys'. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Randy and Pat Kreple - Stanwood, MI

“molly and family sorry for your loss.i have memories of chet back in my godwin days.chet will be missed but never forgotten.sam bravata ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: sam bravats - wyo., MI

“chet was a great guy and lots of fun to be around we will miss him in florida Please accept our condolences THE OPATIKS ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“With deepest sympathy to the Bush family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sorry to hear of this loss. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Rich Dryer - wyoming, MI

“Chet was a really good guy. As a Cadet with the KCSD he was patient and kind to me. He made sure we knew what was expected but in the best way...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Setchfield - Belmont, MI

“Sorry to hear of his passing.. what a great guy he was. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Todd Grinage - Caledonia, MI


Chester was born on May 11, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

Chester was a resident of Michigan at the time of passing.

Chet was a caring husband, a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loving brother, and loyal friend. He was an honorably discharged Army veteran, serving from 1963 to 1969, and retired Detective Sergeant, serving 35 years at the Kent County Sherriff's department from 1969 to 2004.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at Zaagman Memorial Chapel (2800 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI) on Saturday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm with visitation preceding the service from 1:00 to 3:00.

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