Rhett Bush

Rhett Bush

BYRON — Rhett Bush, 64, of Byron, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Family and friends are invited to join the family in sharing memories of his life from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Johnny Mango’s Event Center, 505 Frontage Road in Byron. The obituary can be viewed at www.byronfuneralhome.com

Rhett was born March 23, 1953, in Denver, Colo., to George and Sarah Bush. He moved to Fairmont, Minn., with his mother in the summer of 1967. He graduated from East Chain High in 1972.

On Sept. 26, 1975, he married Marilyn Headington in Rochester, Minn. While raising their family in Byron, he worked at the Byron Elevator (Agriland) for 25 years, followed by 17 years as a union carpenter for A.E. Benike and Weis Builders. He retired from the Carpenters Union in March 2016.

Throughout his life Rhett enjoyed crafting beautiful pieces of furniture for family and friends. He also designed and built many projects for his grandchildren, including a backyard play set, mini bike and various other beloved toys.

He spent numerous hours with his sons building his ’54 Chevy. He loved spending time adventuring outdoors with his family, caring for his backyard pond, and cruising on his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; his sons, Eric (Shianne), and Aaron; four grandchildren, Montana, Erianne, Graison, and Keeran Bush, all of Byron, Minn.; his sister, Daisy Bush of Mapleton, Minn.; mother-in-law, Elaine Headington of Decorah, Iowa; three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; six sisters; father-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.