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July 19, 2018

1/31/2018 8:54:00 AM
Celebration of Life for Loren Bushman Feb. 3 at Zion

The Celebration of Life for Loren B. Bushman, 73, of Rochester, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, with Rev. David Breederland of Faith Community Church in West Concord officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mr. Bushman died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, following a short illness with cancer, at Cedar Hills Home in Rochester where he had been a resident for the past four years.
Loren Bernard Bushman was born on March 11, 1944 in Stewartville to Bernard and Inga (Lecy) Bushman. Loren was born with physical and mental disabilities and lived with his family in rural Stewartville and Chatfield until the age of 14. He lived in various institutions during his younger years including Lake Park/Wild Rice Children's Home in Fergus Falls, Faribault Regional Treatment Center, Rochester Social Adaption Center and Olmsted ARC Homes. He moved into his first Bear Creek Home in Rochester in August of 1982. He was a longtime employee of Ability Building Center in Rochester where he was involved in its in-house manufacturing and also worked for various businesses in Rochester with ABC's placement program. He was a past member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville as a young boy and had recently attended services at Faith Community Church in West Concord. Loren enjoyed music, puzzles, bowling and played baseball at the different homes where he lived. He had learned weaving in recent years at Cedar Hills Home and weaved rugs and clothes. He loved time spent with his brothers and family.
The Bushman family would like to thank everyone at Bear Creek Services for their loving care of Loren.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert (Evelyn) of Kenyon, and his twin brother, Lawrence (Wilma) of Utica, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Carl Bushman and stepmother, Dorothy Siems Bushman.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning.
The Bushman family suggests memorials to Bear Creek Services in Rochester.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.

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