Alexander J. Grush

Death Claims Former Naperville Mayor

Alexander J. Grush, former mayor of Naperville died at Copley  Hospital, Aurora on Sunday April 1, 1945.  Following the funeral  services at the Methodist church on Thursday afternoon April 5th,  Masonic burial rites were conducted at the Naperville cemetery.
 Mr. Grush had been active for many years in civic affairs, serving  as commissioner from 1917 until 1921, when he was selected to fill the  unexpired term of Mayor Charles Bowman.  He served as mayor for two  years.  He was elected to the same office in 1931 for a regular
four-year term.

Born in Ogle County, Illinois, on July 14 1869, Mr. Grush was in the meat business in Polo and Sycamore before coming to Naperville in 1907.  While here he established the Grush Oil Company at 309 N. Washington  St.  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Ida B. Grush, three
children, Vernon C. Grush of Downers Grove, Mrs. Homer Boelter of California, and Byron E. Grush of Naperville, a sister Mrs. Ray Price of Albion, Iowa and seven grandchildren.  Mr. Grush was a member of Euclid Lodge No. 65, A.F.& A.M., members of which conducted the service at the
cemetery.  Rev. Wesley M. Westerberg was the officiating minister at the church and Marjorie Stauss was the organist.

 [Submitted by Byron Grush,
transcribed by Kris Dunlap]

This file was contributed for use by the DuPage County ILGenWeb Project  by   Byron Grush,  August 31, 2015

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