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Information for Rudolph E. Bushard
4 June, 1893 May 1981
From the Idaho Press Tribune
May 1981

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Rudolph Bushard

      Rosary Devotions for Rudolph E. Bushard, 87, of 303 Chestnut St., Nampa, who died Sunday at a Boise nursing home will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Fr. Merle J. Fisher, S.M. of St. Paul's Catholic Church as Celebrant Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the War Eagle Barracks, No. 459 Veterans of WWI.
      He was  born on June 4, 1883
at New Ulm, Minn., to Louis and Theresa Bushard.  He was reared and educated in Minnesota.  He later attended business college.  He then entered the U.S. Army and served during WWI.  He married Bernace Brenton April 20, 1921 at Wilton, N.D.  He was in the banking business for several years in North Dakota and Spokane, Wash.  He then became a blacksmith and worked on the Grand Coulee Dam.  They lived in California and Nevada and in 1957 moved to Nampa where they had since made their home.  He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Past Quartermaster of the War Eagle Barracks, No. 459 Veterans of WWI.
      He is sirvived by his wife of Nampa; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Porter, Ojai, Calif., Mrs. Amelia Merritt, Mountain View, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Van Camp, Soquel, Calif.,  Mrs. Kathryn Dunham, Ephrata, Wash.; a brother-in-law Chester Brenton, Spokane, Wash.; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Bushard in 1958.