Edward P Brush

July 17, 1953February 5, 2019

Edward Paul Brush 65 of Ormond Beach, passed away at his home in 2/5/19. Edward was born in Canton, IL on 7/17/53 and raised in Lewiston IL by Paul and Betty Brush. He worked for Butler Mfg., Co. in Galesburg,IL for many years as a steelworker from which he retired. He was a member of Central Illinois A.B.A.T.E. and enjoyed his motorcycles and riding. He is survived by his two daughters, Kelly and Jessica and his son Joseph and his wife Alyssa. Edward was the grandfather of four, Casandra, Jacob, Hailey and Livia along with his sister Nancy and husband Richard Wilson. Edward has chosen to ride out eternity by being cremated with wishes being granted at a later date, No services will be held at this time.


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Edward P Brush

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Bill Clelland

February 16, 2019

Ed was my mentor, uncle, father, best friend, and all around good guy.

He taught me how to respect others, play checkers/chess, tell time, spit, cut up a cow, carry/use/throw/sharpen knives, make a snowball, find/eat wild berries of all types, climb a tree, build a tree house, chop down a tree, throw a curve ball/screwball, hit a ball with a bat, dig a hole, eat potato chips, use a wrench/screwdriver, swim, climb hills, pee my name in snow, shoot a pistol, string/shoot a bow, throw darts, blow stuff up, take a hit in football, hike, camp, pitch a tent, whistle, whittle, umpire a baseball game, play horseshoes/Jarts, ride a bike/wheelie/motorcycle/roller skates/skateboard/sled/toboggan/skis, change a flat tire, drive a stick shift.

He turned me on to Alice Cooper, Arthur Brown, War, and myriad others. He let me read his comic books even though Grandma told him not to let me.

I was a baseball catcher BECAUSE of him and yearned for science due to HIS curiosity instilled in me.

He took me to my FIRST (Bambi) and second (Batman) movie. He once hammered a nail with the cast he had on his arm (OMG, right?). He could pass the bumper of his car under a mailbox along Bernadotte blacktop at better than 60mph.

Virtually everything I am came from him in SOME manner.

Some of the my proudest moments were when HE asked me for help or advice.

Needless to say...... he taught me how to LIVE MY LIFE.

Kristal Sprague

February 15, 2019

I attended both grade school and high school with Ed. My husband remembers Ed from working with him at Butler Mfg. We both have great memories of Ed and will miss his wonderful car and motorcycle posts. Rest in peace.

Staci Lefler

February 15, 2019

My mother Peggy Lefler and I also worked with Ed at Butler he was such a great person everyone loved him and he was a very hard worker you could always count on him. I also got the joy of growing up with his daughter Kelly she must have got her traits from her father because she to is an awesome person.....ride on Ed....

Bernie Damm

February 12, 2019

I worked with Ed for many years at Butler. He was a great operator and a hard worker. When he joined ABATE he carried that work ethic with him. His dedication was difficult to match. Ed loved his children above all else.
He was my co worker, my friend, and my Brother. He will be missed and remembered always.

Wanda Herrick Boyer

February 12, 2019

I have good memories of Eddie. Running around as teenagers. Skating at Bernadotte. He will be missed. Loving thoughts to the family