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Bruce J. Rushton, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born on October 12, 1927, in Melrose Park, IL, the son of Raymond and Ruth (Russell) Rushton. He graduated from River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL in 1945 and married Joy J. Stavlund on February 5, 1972 in Elmhurst, IL. She predeceased him on February 1, 2016. Bruce was an Electrical Contractor with Active Electric where he retired in 1992.
Survived by daughters, Beverly (Steve) Bucklinger of Warsaw, MO, Darlene (Richard) Pagels of Bloomingdale, IL, Candy (Thomas) Lovan of Belvidere, Connie (James) Ritchhart of Kenosha, WI, and Kara Lowrey of Wauconda, IL; sons, David (Carol) Rushton of St. Charles, IL, Richard Rushton of St. Petersburg, FL, and Daniel (Carole) Rushton of St. Charles, IL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by his daughter, Charlene Rushton; sister, Elizabeth Marx; and brothers, Paul Rushton and Raymond Rushton.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at First Evangelical Free, 2223 North Mulford Rd., Rockford with Reverend Chuck Rife officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials can be made to Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 or First Evangelical Free, 2223 North Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

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  1. Cindy Rushton

    Love you Uncle Bruce. You will be greatly missed. You were a wonderful man. But I know you are rejoicing in Heaven. My condolences to his whole family.

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