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1 of 7 | Posted by: davey flynn - Garberville, CA

“my great great amazing grandpa how much u truly will be missed by me and countless others but your love, compassion, kindness and most of all your...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: davey flynn - Garberville, CA

“To Jeff..MarySusan.. David .Kathy...Butch . Jimmy MaryKay..Davey..Lauren..Robert...Richard...Evelyn and Family and to my Aunt June .... We are sorry...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Benoit - Chicago, IL


“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joe and Debbie Leonard & Family - IL

“When i was little i could never wrap my arms around his big belly and i loved giving him raspberries on that big belly of his.....going to miss that...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Lauren Mary Flynn - Chicago, IL

“Mary Sue, Jeff, Kathy & Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there for you all in person but know that your family is in my...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Debbie Johnston - Spring Hill, TN

KOONTZ LAKE-Ralph D. VanBush, 83, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2010 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. Mr. VanBush was born December 10, 1926 in St. Charles, IL to Henry and Mary (Shellstreet) VanBush and lived at Koontz Lake for 30 years, coming from Chicago. Mr. VanBush was a former policeman for the City of Chicago, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a member of St. Patrick Chruch, Walkerton, the Walkerton American Legion Post # 189 and the North Liberty VFW Post # 1954.

Survivors are his wife, Evelyn, children, Jeffery VanBush of Chicago, Mary Sue (David) Flynn of Chicago, Evelyn Moceri of Worth, IL, Kathleen (Richard) Haggart of Alsip, IL, James (Mary Kay) VanBush of Chicago and Marea Paszek of Koontz Lake, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) at St. Patrick Church of Walkerton. Burial will follow at the Grovertown Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. CT and Thursday 10-10:30 a.m. at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.


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