Emil Bush, age 95 of Brainerd, MN, passed away on August 24, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Essentia Hospital. Emil was born on April 8, 1918 in Cass County, MN to Nicholas and Rose (Stefan) Bush. He was raised by his grandmother, Anna Stefan; and his uncle, Frank Stefan. He attended School District 32. On May 19, 1940, he married the love of his life, Jennie Imm. They lived their first year in a 10 by 12 tar paper shack on County Road 2 in Platte lake Township and nearly froze to death in the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940. On May 19, 1941,they moved to their present home in Roosevelt Township, just 5 miles away, where they still reside. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 73 years, Jennie; sons, August (Kathy) of Orafino, ID, Gerald of Dellsport, WA, Donna Bush of Brainerd, Marvin (Julie) of Brainerd, Brent (Stacy) of Okinawa, Japan; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Nick (Dorothy) of Hickory, NC; sister, Sylvia; special friends of the family; AnnaMae Schmit of Parnu, Estonia and Delora Sauls of Prattville ,AL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Emil is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Frank and Anna Stefan, who raised him; half-brothers, George and Robert Plushow, Robert Bush; half-sister, Bailey. Funeral Services for Emil will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Light of the Cross Church in Garrison. Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7 PM at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd, and also one hour prior to the service at church. Interment at Dykeman Cemetery in Garrison.