Robert “Bob” Brush

November 26, 1936-August 20,2011


Visitation: Visitation will begin 2:00PM, with family present 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.
Service: Funeral Services will be 10:30 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church with interment at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Robert “Bob” Brush, age 74, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011 at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital. Funeral Services will be 10:30 Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church with interment at Pleasant View Cemetery.  Visitation will begin 2:00PM, with family present 6-8 p.m.,  Monday, August 22, 2011 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, SD.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Royal C. Johnson Veteran’s Hospital.
Bob was born November 26, 1936 in Garden City, SD to George and Lillian (Wagner) Brush.  He graduated from Garden City High School.  He joined the Navy in 1953 serving on the USS Allegash as a radio operator. 
He married Beverly Gillies on August 14, 1958 in Mobridge, SD.  Together the couple had 2 children, Kathy and Doug. 
After leaving the service he held various jobs including: police officer, owning a garbage route, and retired from driving truck in 2000.  He enjoyed watching his family and friends activities, NASCAR, baseball, and was an avid Cubs fan.  He also was known to drive his golf cart around supervising various projects in town.  He spent his last 44 years enjoying Harrisburg living.
Survivors include his wife, Bev, Harrisburg, SD; son, Doug (Dee) Brush, Harrisburg, SD; daughter, Kathy (Glen) Danielsen, Viborg, SD; grandchildren, Kasey, Lindsey, Libby, Dalton, Rob, Kevin, Kristina, and Wendy; 10 great-grandchildren, Hadley, Aleha, Brynley, Cooper, Elizabeth, Chayden. Jace, Kiya, Rhonda, and  A.J. ; great-great-grandchildren, Elle, Gage, and Gavin; brother, Louie (Joyce) Brush, Clark, SD; special friends, Marshall and Paula Drexler, Harrisburg, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  1. Bev – kathy – Doug; A lot of GREAT Memoried! That is what I have when I think of Bob/ You all were such a big part of my younger years growing up in Harrisburg. The countless hours I spent in Bob & Bev’s home – the Planter’s Dry Roasted Peanuts – Bev’s M&M Cookies….Hour’s spent with Bob on the Garbage route and in his garage fixing things that weren’t even broken. Bob was a Good man – a VERY Good man and he will be missed. Thank you allfor allowing me to be a part of your family. Love you all! My Good Bless you and all of us so that we remember all the GREAT memories of Bob!

  2. Bev – Cathy – Doug; Lot’s of GREAT Memories…..That is what I will always have when I think of Bob and all of you. You all were are BIG part of life growing up. Many of times I spent with Bob on the Garbage Truck, in his garge or with Bob & Bev in the house are some of my best memories as a kid growing up in harrisburg. Bob teasing me with his Cruise control by snapping his fingeers to make the car go faster. All the jars of Planters salted peanuts we ate and of course Bev’s M&m cookies,still my favorite. Bob was a good man – a very good man and I will forever be greatful for knowing him and having him in my life! My God bless each of you and all of us with memories that last forever!

  3. Dear Bev & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Bob and I went through all 12 years of school together in Garden City. He will be missed

  4. Bev and Family So sorry for your loss. Bob was so fun to be around and he always made me laugh. I even got the pleasure of dancing the jitter-bug with him at my wedding many years ago ! I know he will be missed.My love and prayers to you all and may you find peace and comfort knowing he is no longer is ill !

  5. How sad to read of Bob’s passing. However, nothing can take away my fond memories of when he, Kenny Anderson, and I worked together at “Ma Bell”. I recall the first day, a cold snowy day, when we were to pull a 16 pair cable through the backyards and over the fences in the Norton/Frolich addition. It was about a 4 block pull and I thought it was rather tough going, even with Bob and Kenny pulling behind me. It was many years later I found out I pulled that length of cable alone. Bob and Ken wanted to find out if I was worth having on board. There were also countless lunch hours of playing knock poker. The new kid, that was me, had to sit in the truck cab while they sat comfortably in the crew cab of “Old Leroy”, our line truck. We had so many laughs. So I send my condolences to you, Bev, and the family concerning Bob’s passing. Although I never saw him much after I left “Ma Bell”, I have never forgotten the friendship and association with him. He was unique! Royce G. Adams – an old “grunt”,”stump jumper”, and “skinner”

  6. Bev and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Pat really enjoyed working with Bob and talking to him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  7. Dear Bev and family, our deepest sympathy to you at this very sad time. Bob was a very dear friend and we will miss him. May your beautiful family memories and your faith in God be your strength in the days ahead. So glad we got to see you both on Tuesday