Berchard “Bert” G. Rush

Oct 29th, 1933 - Dec 24th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jan. 3rd, 2020 9am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jan. 3rd, 2020 11am

Berchard “Bert” G. Rush

Marion-Berchard “Bert” G. Rush, age 86, of Marion, IL, formerly of Geneva, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Parkway Manor in Marion.

Bert was born on October 29, 1933 in Dykersburg to Gus and Myrtle (Vaughn) Rush.  He married Edna Louise Powell on April 7, 1962 at Center Baptist Church in Crab Orchard.  She preceded him in death on June 2, 2007.

Bert served in the U.S. Army and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years.  He was a Worshipful Master with the Masonic Lodge #139, Geneva, and spent over 50 years with the organization.  Bert was active with the Marion Senior Citizen’s.  He enjoyed bowling, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.  Bert was a devout Southern Baptist.

Survivors include:

Son-Rick and Laura Rush of Geneva

Grandchildren-Megan Rush and Derik Rush both of Geneva

Brother-Ted Rush of Marion

Numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Tom, Robert, James, Sam, Max and William and sisters, Elizabeth and Myrtle.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Keith Owens officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Military Rites will be performed by the Marion VFW with assistance from the National Guard. Visitation will be on Friday from 9am until the time of service at the funeral home.  Masonic Rites will be performed by the Masonic Fellowship Lodge #89, Marion.

Memorials may be made to the Geneva Masonic Scholarship Fund/10 S. Second St./Geneva, IL 60134 and will be accepted at the funeral home.

6 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Gail Seidman

    From: Sarasota, Florida

    Date: December 30, 2019

    A man that will be unforgettable. He was a faithful deacon of the first Baptist church in st Charles Illinois. My dear uncle , pure at heart, and trustworthiness was forever. He loved to talk about cars ,bowling,the cardinals baseball team. He never gossiped or had a mean thing to say about anyone. He was a role model for all to live up to.
    You will be missed my dear dear uncle.
    Love forever
    Your niece
    Gail Rush Seidman

  • Guest: Jane rush

    From: Elgin,, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2019

    My friend, my brother in law,so many good memories.He was a very careing loving man towards his family, and in peace Bert,I will never forget you. To day your with all your loved ones who have gone on before us, until we meet again. Janie

  • Guest: Lola Morris

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2019

    Bert was a special guy. Loved working with him at Fifth Season Residental. Could never say anything bad about him. Special memories. Know how much he loved his family.

  • Guest: Linda Trover Choate

    From: Boaz, KY 42027, Kentucky

    Date: January 2, 2020

    Rick and family, I was sorry to hear about your
    Dad’s passing. He was always a kind and thoughtful person. Louise was my Mother’s sister, Nell. God bless and comfort your family. With Prayers and thoughts, Linda (Trover) Choate

  • Guest: JEFF RUSH

    From: South Elgin, Illinois

    Date: January 2, 2020

    Rick and family,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your dad passing. He always made time to see our family. Your dad and uncle sam were the only uncles I really knew. I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there. I’ll always remember his jokes, newcars and razzing me about the cubs.
    Again sorry for your loss,
    Love Jeff Rush

  • Guest: Patsy Nolen

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 2, 2020

    Rick & Family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Patsy Nolen