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Ernest J. Rush

March 8, 1928 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Ernest J. Rush, 91 of Chesterfield, Virginia, formerly of Aledo, Illinois died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his son’s home in Chesterfield. Cremation has been accorded. A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 AM Tuesday March 19, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery where graveside military services will be conducted. There is no visitation. Memorials may be left to the St. Catherines Catholic Church. Online condolences may be left at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

He was born March 8, 1928 in Aledo to William and Mabel Day Rush. He graduated from Aledo High School in 1947. Ernie married Lois Seybert on July 13, 1956. Ernie was a U.S. Air Force veteran retiring as a staff sergeant.

He was employed as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1983. He painted for Greer’s Home Improvement for many years and owned and operated the Ho Hum Motel for 10 years.

Memberships include: St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, American Legion Fallerans Post #121 and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Ernie enjoyed many sports, especially bowling.

Survivors include his wife: Lois; three sons: James (Beth) Rush of Rochester, MN; Mark Rush of Quincy, IL; Eric (Cristina) Rush of Chesterfield, VA; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, siblings: Allen, James, Rick and Jeffrey Rush, Barb Dixon, Karen Engle, Beverly Balmer, Susie Mizner, Kim Witt, Kelly Lane, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother Irene Rush, 1 daughter Teresa and siblings Mary Kistler, Colleen West, Carol Askew and Patrick Rush

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Services

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
March 19, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Catherine Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street
Aledo, IL 61231

Military Graveside
Tuesday
March 19, 2019

11:35 AM to 11:45 AM
Aledo Cemetery
SE 5th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Luncheon

St. Catherine Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street
Aledo, IL 61231

Burial
Tuesday
March 19, 2019

Aledo Cemetery
SE 5th Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231

Donations

St. Catherine's Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street, Aledo IL 61231
Tel: 1-309-582-7500

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