Donald J. Brush

Born: Sat., Aug. 9, 1930
Died: Fri., May 22, 2015


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., May 28, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., May 28, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Donald J. Brush, age 84, of Robinson, IL, died Friday May 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN, due to complications following surgery.

Born August 9, 1930 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of Carson and Ina M. (Harris) Brush.  On March 13, 1974 he married Brenda S. (Polk) and she survives.  

Donald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953; was a member of the Pleasant View Christian Church, Palestine, IL; retired from Robinson Manufacturing, Robinson, IL, in 1984; owned and operated Brushes Sewing Machine Sales and Service, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Brush, Robinson, IL; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald J. Brush Jr., Terre Haute, IN; Ronald L. Brush, Kissimmee, FL; step-children, Richard A. and Sheila Hughes, Amarillo, TX; step-daughter, Kelli R. Newlin, West York, IL; brother, Robert Brush, Effingham, IL; sister, Betty Bonham, Robinson, IL; grandchildren, Donald J. Brush III, Bloomington, IN; Aaron Brush, Norfolk, VA; Shannan L. McGee, Terre Haute, IN; Taylor Newlin, West York, IL; Sierra Hughes, Amarillo, TX; Laura Brush, Missouri; Carley Brush, Florida; Joshua Brush, Kissimmee, FL; Iyesha Strowder, Florida; four great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Alice Liston; Wilma Brush; an infant brother, Charlie Brush.

Funeral service will be Thursday May 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Rev. T.R. Akers and Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday May 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, IL.

Memorial donation may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, IN or Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Linda Weger
   Posted Sun May 24, 2015
Doug & I send our deepest sympathy to you Aunt Brenda & to Donnie& Ronnie& Richard & Kelli. Uncle Don was a wonderful guy. Love & prayers

Greg and Linda Branch
   Posted Mon May 25, 2015
We will so miss Don. We will miss seeing him on his mower tending to his beautiful lawn. We will miss seeing him sitting in front of his garage enjoying the outdoors. When we first moved across the road he and Brenda allowed Norris Electric to move their electric pole so they could run electricity to our house. That's when our friendship began. Don checked on neighborhood houses when we left on vacation, he loved our animals as much as his Abner. He will be missed!!!!

   Posted Tue May 26, 2015
Brenda, Rich & Family

Sorry to hear about your loss. Your are in my thoughts. Don was a very nice guy the few times I meet him.

Amy Kimberlin

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