Emma Jean Olander Bush

Emma Jean Olander Bush, 94, of Galva, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Galva American Legion or to the Galva Food Pantry.

She was born July 6, 1924 in Toulon, the daughter of Glenn and Chloe (Hixon) Yelm. She married Daryl Olander on Nov. 6, 1943 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1969. She later married Donald V. Bush on Aug. 6, 1970 and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2006. 

Survivors include her son, Pete Olander of Galva; her four daughters, Karan (Warren) Ahlberg of Knoxville, Donna Marie Wallentine of Galva, Shirley (Richard) Sizemore of Cassville, Mo., and Cheryl (Wayne) Glisan of Galva; a step-son, Donald “Buzzy” Bush of Oelwein, Iowa; a step-daughter, Jacque Bush of Oelwein, Iowa; 16 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Marion, Glenn and Ernest; a sister, Evelyn Mae; a daughter, Sharon Ingels; a son, Donald “Deke” Olander; two grandsons, Derrick Glisan and Jimmy Shaw; and a step-daughter, Andi Bush-Grinstead.

Emma attended Toulon schools and had worked at the Galva Foundry and Kewanee Manufacturing. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and enjoyed fishing, crocheting and knitting. 

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.