Judy Bush, 77, passed away peacefully at Edgewood Vista in Baxter on April 1, 2022. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022 at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd, with visitation one hour prior. A lunch will be offered afterwards. Interment will be in Baxter City Cemetery.
Judy was born May 12, 1944 in Minneapolis to Gordon and Amanda (Grams) Ekstrum. She married William Bush on June 19, 1959. They were longtime residents of Anoka/Andover and after retirement moved to the Brainerd Lakes area.
Judy was a founding member of the Andover Fire Department Rescue Unit. She volunteered with the parents of the Anoka Band and at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd. She enjoyed making crafts and spent several years as a snowbird in Arizona. Judy worked as a health aide at Champlin Elementary School. She was an excellent cook and was a proud mother and homemaker. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Judy is survived by her children Terry (Karen) Bush, Anita (Tim) Whichello and Sandra (Dave) Beyer; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Bill who passed away on December 25, 2021, parents, brother Gordon Ekstrum Jr., sister Marlene Graber; and his nephew Daniel Ekstrum.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter.