OBITUARY

Richard E. "Gene" Cushman, Sr.

September 7, 1930March 21, 2018
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Richard E. “Gene” Cushman, Sr., 87, of Uniondale passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. He was born on September 7, 1930 in Kingman, Indiana, a son of the late Alva and Eva (Baker) Cushman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in the Heavy Mortar Co., 17th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the “Buffalo” Regiment. He later worked as a cable splicer for Henkles & McCoy and Harris-McBurney Company and later running his own business, Cushman Contracting. He was a member at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Uniondale, American Legion Post 111, Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association, and served on the Uniondale fire department and town council for 28 years where he was very involved in creating the Veterans Park. One of his other great joys was finally restoring his 1957 Ford which he originally bought in 1966. Surviving family include his wife of 62 years, Carolyn “Ann” Cushman; children, Rich (Brenda) Cushman, Carrie (Dana) Reed; grandchildren, Jessica (Zach) Sell, Blake (fiancée, Samantha) Reed; siblings, Nelda Byers, David (Ella) Cushman, and Dale (Carol) Cushman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his grandson, D.J. Reed. Funeral service will be 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Inurnment will be at Horeb Cemetery, Uniondale at a later date. Memorials may be left to the American Heart Association, Wounded Warriors, or Honor Flight, Northeast Indiana.

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Honor Flight, Northeast Indiana

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 25, 2018
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Richard E. "Gene" Cushman, Sr.

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Sherry Caldwell

March 23, 2018

Dear Ann, Carrie, Dana and Blake,

We are so very sorry for your loss of your Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather, this is a very difficult time for you all and we lift you up in prayer and God's comfort. Cherish the great memories you have, we didn't know him but I can see he was a very special person who will be sadly missed and never forgotten.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Sherry & Dick - Stacie & Andy & Cody and Chad

John Legge

March 23, 2018

Ann, Carrie, and Rich; sorry to hear of your loss today. Gene was a true friend and was always there when you needed a hand! Ann, we both should laugh remembering the Mother’s Day years ago, when Gene, Mike Black, and I got together that afternoon. I’m sure you were proud of all of us! I can think of so many memories over the years, that make me laugh over and over! He got the 57 completed, and I’m so glad he did. Our prayers are with your family during this time of loss...John& Cindy

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