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Phyllis Bush

July 16, 1927 — July 14, 2019

Phyllis R. Bush, 91, of Weston, died peacefully on July 14, 2019 at Ascension Saint Clare’s Hospital, in Weston, WI.

Phyllis was born on July 16, 1927 to the late Roy and Grace (Young) Smith.  She married William Bush on July 7, 1951.  He preceded her in death on August 17, 1987.

Phyllis graduated from Nursing school in 1948 and worked as an RN until settling down to become a homemaker and raise a family.  It wouldn’t take long until her youngest was in kindergarten for her to return to healthcare as a Registered Nurse, and work until her retirement in 1991.  Once retired from Nursing, Phyllis was free and able to pursue her other hobbies and personal interests.  She enjoyed quilting and knitting, traveling home and abroad, attending musicals and playing cards with friends.  Phyllis was active and involved with her community, but still cherished spending time with family and going out for Friday night fish fry.

Phyllis is survived by; her five children, Linda Abel, Mary Beth (Roger) Esser, Robert (Diane) Bush, Michael (Cheryl) Bush, and Laura (Ron) D’Orio; 12 Grandchildren; and 17 Great-Grandchildren.  Besides her husband, Phyllis was preceded in death by, 7 sisters, 1 brother, and her son-in-law Leon Abel.

A memorial service will be on August 3, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace United Church of Christ, 1530 Grand Ave, Schofield, WI.  Rev. Gloria VanHouten will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service, all at the church.  Burial will follow at Mosinee Cemetery.  Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences can be directed to the family at

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