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James Francis Rush Jr. -- Austin

AUSTIN -- The funeral for James Francis Rush Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in Austin, with the Rev. Scott Monson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

Mr. Rush, 86, of Austin, a longtime Eagles Club employee, died Wednesday (Sept. 22, 2004) at Adams Health Care Center in Adams.

He was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Cresco, Iowa. On Oct. 11, 1941, he married Agnes Arndt in Austin. Mr. Rush was employed at the Austin Eagles Club for 30 years and owned a 10,000-bird laying house. He was editor of the Twin Eagles news magazine, was a member of the Eagles Drum &; Bugle Corps and played in local bands for more than 70 years. In 1962, he received the state Eagle of the Year Award. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Austin Shrine Club.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Barry (Julaine) of Austin; three daughters, Judy (Ken) Norstrud of Duluth, Debra (Wes) Thompson of Mantorville and Lori (Lloyd ) Amick of Austin; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin.

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