COLUMBIA CITY – Franklin A. Bush, 83, Columbia City, passed away at 11:39 p.m. July 26, 2014, in Columbia City.
He was born March 26, 1931, in Fort Wayne, to Roscoe and Hildegarde Weaver Bush. On Sept. 15, 1951, in Hobbs, he married Joyce Graham, his wife of 62 years, who survives in Columbia City.
He graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1949 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1958. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., in 1965.
He was a commercial real estate broker and was the founder and former owner of Investors’ Realty, Warsaw.  He was a life member of Columbia City Elks Lodge, Certified Commercial Investors and served as vice president, first vice president and past president of Kosciusko County Board of Realtors.
Also surviving are four children: Robert F. (and spouse Gail) Bush, Syracuse; John B. (and spouse Rosemarie) Bush, Flushing, Mich.; Joyce A. and James J. Bush, both of Warsaw; a grandson, William B. Bush, Flushing; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Spake, Lynn, and Jane Lyon, North Bend, Ore.
A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Memorials in his memory to Indiana State Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society, Attention Heather Donegan, 7301 Georgetown Road, #112, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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