Robert H. Brush, age 85, of Winnebago, died
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Parker Oaks.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 5:00 7:00pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Spencer Owen Funeral Home, 345 6th Ave SE in Winnebago, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
He was born September 30, 1926, at Amboy, MN, the son of Clifford & Hilda (Schweider) Brush. He lived in Amboy until he enlisted in the Navy. On July 22, 1951 he married Hazel Walterman in Jackson, MN. They made their home in Winnebago. Bob worked at Stokley Van Camp until he retired.
Bob's greatest accomplishments and proudest
moments came after his retirement. He loved fishing and hunting and he also cared deeply for improving these
Bob became an avid conservationist. He was
passionate in his work to improve the water quality of the area lakes. He was relentless in his pursuit of raising money for the Lura Lake reclamation project. Bob's first project soon blossomed into the quad lakes project. Bob enjoyed the Lake Fair and chatting with anyone and
everyone who would walk by. He loved the week prior to the Lake Fair. This is the time he and his team of
volunteers would share their love and passion of fishing with the areas school children.
Bob's only hope would be the momentum he created could be carried forward with the generations to come.
Bob is survived by is wife of 60 years, Hazel (Walterman), Daughter, Nancy Owen of Winnebago, son Bill Brush of Delevan and daughter Laurie Efron and
husband Mark of Golden Valley. He is also survived by sister Mildred Yeager of Amboy and brother Donald Brush and wife Bonnie of WY. Grandchildren Stephanie
Fitzgerald and husband Bob of Sheboygan WI., Corey Owen of Stokesdale, NC, and 3 great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Dennis Owen and brother-in-law Don Yeager.