Bradley J. Bush

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Bradley John “Brad” Bush of Grand Rapids, MI, age 35, passed away suddenly from an underlying heart condition, on October 8, 2021.

He was a graduate of Gaylord High School where he was a standout athlete in football and track and field. He attended Saginaw Valley University on a football scholarship.  Brad also matriculated at Northern Michigan University and Ross University.

Brad worked for Schlumberger and later Halliburton as a drilling fluids engineer.  In his free time, he enjoyed boating, golfing, target shooting, and hunting.  But mostly he enjoyed spending time with friends and family and being an amazing partner in life to Ashley.

He is survived by his partner, Ashley Ignasiak of Grand Rapids; his parents, John and Peggy Bush of Johannesburg, MI; his sister, Dana (Danny) Vaughan of Hudsonville,  MI; his grandparents, David and Judy Eichbrecht of Lewiston, MI; nephews, Johnny and Brooks; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., at the Charlton Township Hall, 10900 M-32 East, Johannesburg, MI 49751 with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

28 comments on “Bradley J. Bush”

  1. Bob & Jodi Wagner

    Praying for your Faith to bring you peace during this impossibly difficult time. May God hold you close and help you find a place of joy knowing your son is with our Lord.

  2. Dennis & Linda Easton

    Peggy, John, and family,
    We are so so sorry! Our hearts bleed for your loss. We can not imagine the heartache of losing a child 😢
    Hugs to you all.
    Denny and Linda Easton

  3. We send love and prayers to you Peggy and your family. So sorry this happened. Prayers for comfort. Please let us know if we can help you in any way. Jeff and Jody Dutcher

  4. With deepest sympathy, may God help you through these troubled times!!!! From Frankie (O’Rourke) Stewart and all of our family!!! God Bless you.

  5. John, Peggy, Ashley and family,

    My heart aches for you. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family as you navigate through this incredibly difficult and challenging time. Brad was such a great guy!

  6. John, Peggy and family, So sorry for your loss. May god bring you peace in your hearts and smile with his memories forever.

  7. John, Peggy and Dana, We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that with time the joyful memories will overtake such sorrow and bring comfort. Our family will hold you in our prayers.
    Chuck and Mary Fain

  8. Chip & Lori Ladensack

    Words cannot express how sad and heartbroken we are for the Bush family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

  9. James J. Hilgendorf

    Dear Peggy and John,
    There are no words that will make you feel better. We are so very sorry. We love you and will keep saying our prayers for strength and peace.
    Jim and Cathy

  10. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all thru the loss of Brad. He looked liked he took after you John, loving to fish and hunt. I’m sure you’ll miss those stories he had to share when he did those things. Wishing you all Peace during this difficult time.

    Dawn & Clark Dowker

  11. We are so sorry to hear of Bradley’s passing. John, Peggy, Dana, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Prayers for Bradley’s family and friends, that they can find peace and comfort through this
    time of sarrow. – The Van Kirk Family

  12. So sorry for your loss. Sending all of you prayers for strength, and may God comfort you during this difficult time. You are surrounded by so much love and support from your family and friends, and even those of us who have just recently met you. His memories will live on in those hearts forever. 💔🙏 God Bless .
    Les and Wanda Koryczan

  13. Cindy and Kris Pushman

    John and Peggy, I have fond memories of Brad. I remember him with a smile and a twinkle in his eyes. He was always a pleasure to have at the house. He was a bright light and will be missed.

  14. John and family I wanted to say hello. And my wife Mariko and I are thinking of you at this time.
    Be well and take care, always. MOIT Jack Daly

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