David Rush

David Rush, age 65, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
David Mark Rush was born October 21,1955, in Flandreau, South Dakota the son of John J. and Evelyn M. (Valentine) Rush. He grew up on the family farm where he milked cows and farmed for several years. He attended Egan Grade School and graduated from Egan High School in 1974.
David attended Mitchell Vocational School graduating in 1976 with a degree in farm management. He returned to the Rush family farm where he farmed and worked alongside his brother Val. In 1976 David started working at T & R Electric where he worked as a fork lift operator for 31 plus years until July 2009. David moved from the farm and into Flandreau where he resided until moving to Tripp, South Dakota in 2009.
He was a former member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Colman, South Dakota and member of the Danzig Baptist Church in rural Avon, South Dakota where his nephew, Aaron Rush, was his pastor. David was known to do many hours of volunteer work at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Tripp until the Nursing Home closed. He also played Santa Clause for the residents. The Walk to Emmaus was always a big part of his life and he looked forward to this occasion.
David enjoyed family get togethers and celebrations at Christmas, Easter, birthdays, 4th of July, and anything that would bring the family together. After he entered the Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls and the covid-19 pandemic hit, he was not able to attend the functions he liked, but he was able to get out three times a week to take dialysis which he did not enjoy, but it did get him out of the nursing home.
The siblings of David would like to thank the nursing staff, the doctors and everyone who cared for him during the covid-19 crisis and his time as a resident of the nursing home. We would like to thank T and R Electric of Colman for the 31 plus years David worked for their company.
Grateful for having a part of David’s life are his siblings: James Rush and his wife Ann of Omaha, Nebraska, Margaret Rush of Sioux Falls, Jack Rush and his wife, Gayle of Philip, South Dakota, Val Rush and his wife Teresa of Sioux Falls, Mary Jane Hover and her husband Brad of Kansas City, Missouri, and Richard "Dick" Rush of Omaha, Nebraska; 14 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents John and Evelyn Rush and a nephew Joseph Rush.
The family of David requests that people attending the service to dress casual at this time of the year with the heat and dry conditions. Maybe David can put a good word in for us to get some moisture.
Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 607 Philip, SD 57567.
Visitation will be held from 4-5 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 27, 2021 with a prayer service starting at 5 p.m. at Danzig Baptist Church in Avon, South Dakota with Pastor Aaron Rush officiating.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Colman, South Dakota with Father Melvin Kuhn officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Colman. Following the interment all are invited to join the family for a light lunch and fellowship at the church hall.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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