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Randy Bush
March 1, 1951 - September 13, 2021

Randy “Joe” Bush, 70 of Oelwein passed away Monday September 13, 2021.  A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held at a later date.  The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family.

Randy Joe Bush was born in Oelwein on March 1, 1951 to parents Donald and Marlys (Miller) Bush.  He grew up in Oelwein with his aunt and uncle Paul and LaVerle “Honey” Griesbaum.  He graduated from Oelwein High School with the class of 1969.  On June 7, 1986 he was united in marriage with Jacque Johnson in Oelwein.  Joe worked in construction his entire career.  He enjoyed life and laughter.

Left to celebrate Joe’s life are his wife Jacque; his son Jacob (fiancé Ashlee) Bush of Oelwein; his grandchildren Clara and Llyla; his brother Donald “Buzzy” (Paula) Bush of Oelwein; his in-laws Dale and Joan Lehmkuhl of Sumner; his brothers-in-law Mike (Mary Louise) Johnson of Massachusetts and David Lehmkuhl of Cresco; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog Betsy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Andi Grinsted; his step-mother Jean Olander-Bush; his beloved dog Biskit.  


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Gary Williams on October 13, 2021 at 3:17 AM said:

I with my brother one time driving down past the Oelwein lake Joe pasted our car on the right side. In his Cuda. I think Leo his uncle was with us. Going to his dads and meeting his St Bernard Deno.One big dog. Rest in peace Joe
Jane Beckner Andresano on September 18, 2021 at 6:33 PM said:

So sad to hear of the loss of fellow classmate. Rest in Peace Joe
Sheryl Gosse, classmate on September 17, 2021 at 10:06 PM said:

Jacque & family,Don & Paula:Sorry for your loss of Joe.Joe was a good man, hard worker, unsure if seen him over the years, seen Buzzy the most and recently we knew each other behind our 'masks.' RIP Joe, cherish your memories and be close with family.
Kathy Fisher Quam on September 17, 2021 at 7:40 PM said:

To Joe's family,so sorry for your loss.Joe was a classmate and always a good and likeable guy. Deepest sympathy.
Cindy and Greg Zingg on September 16, 2021 at 7:31 PM said:

Joe has always been a good friend to us and my brother Jon. He always had a smile. He came to visit a few weeks ago with his little Betsy. We are all sad and will miss you.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on September 16, 2021 at 5:46 AM said:

Sincere condolences in this difficult time. May he reswt in peace.
Kathy Moser on September 15, 2021 at 8:41 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You have my sympathies. Hugs Jacque! Hold on to the memmories!!!
Joann Mazziotti Gray on September 15, 2021 at 11:55 AM said:

So very sorry. Deepest sympathy to all the family. Joe was one of the good guys!
Steve and Mary Silver on September 15, 2021 at 10:59 AM said:

So sorry to hear about Joe. He was one in a million!
Ron Luckeroth on September 15, 2021 at 6:18 AM said:

Our sympathy, sorry for your loss.
george eager on September 14, 2021 at 5:59 PM said:

best x brother in law i ever had always made me laugh drank alot of beer together
Ron Reisner on September 14, 2021 at 4:56 PM said:

Sorry to here of Randy's passing. We had numerous unreported parental outings when we were younger. Buzzy, your family is in our prayers.
Rockie Williams on September 14, 2021 at 4:19 PM said:

Rest in peace my friend.
Mike Westendorf on September 14, 2021 at 2:36 PM said:

Was saddened by the news of Joe passing.Joe and I were good friends, many years ago in Oelwein. Joe and I could tell many tales of our escapades!Joe, we'll crack a beer when I see you in the big house. My deepest sympathy go out to the family Of Joe.
Mark &Jessie Olsen on September 14, 2021 at 1:19 PM said:

we our so sorry for your loss sending prayers for you and your family ????
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