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“Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of your father and grandfather. Mr. Bushong lived 3 doors to the south of us on...Read More ยป
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F. Lee Bushong, 99, passed away on September 8, 2019. He was born on May 28, 1920 in Kendallville, Indiana. He served as Lieutenant (J.G) in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific on the Cruiser. USS Nashville. After the war he started his career as a teacher at the Kendallville High School, where he taught industrial Arts and coached track. In 1953 he taught at the Central H.S. in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was later an administrator in adult evening school at Central H.S. In 1964 he became a professor of Vocational Teacher Education in NE Indiana at IUPU, where he retired 21 years later in 1985. He was an honorary member of the board of Purdue Alumni Society and a Past President of the Fort Wayne Exchange Club. Surviving are his son George (Sally Moughler) Bushong of Fort Wayne; son in-law Allan Zemen; grandchildren, Cory Zemen, Suzy (Andy) Bollier, Chrissy Lindhorst; twelve great- grandchildren; step grandchildren, Tari (Jim) Dove, Susie (David) Hitchcock, Kathy (Tim) Welhelm; 10 step great-grandchildren; and 13 step great-great grandchildren. Proceeding him in death is his late wife Betty (Ellis) Bushong and wife, Mable (Miller) Bushong; daughter Cherry Zemen; brother, Robert Bushong; and sister, Virginia Tesch. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the D.O McComb and Sons Pine Valley Funeral Home 1320 E. Dupont Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46835 with visitation from 11-2pm. Burial to follow the Service at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Missionary Church or the Cancer Society of Northeastern Indiana. Condolences maybe left online at