Donald Thomas Rush Jr., age 64 of York, NE died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Fairmont, NE. He was born on March 18, 1953 to Donald Thomas and Ida Elizabeth (Bouska) Rush Sr. at Hastings, NE. He graduated from Shickley High School and then became a member of the United States Army. While serving for the Army in Germany, Don met a young lady by the name of Liz Pflaumer. After three months of meeting, Don brought roses to Liz and proposed to her. Liz did not speak English at the time and called a friend to translate what Don was saying. On September 15, 1989 they were united in marriage at Schwabach, Germany.
Don and Liz returned to America and Don worked as an auto mechanic at Metro Community College in Omaha for 1 year, and later worked at Epworth Village in York for 20 years in maintenance. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church in York, where he was very involved in many committees. He was also a member of the American Legion Bolton Post #19. He enjoyed crosswords, Sudoku puzzles, Husker football, and watching Hallmark movies with Liz. Don was a hard worker and a wonderful husband and father. He also loved his two dogs: Blue and Shadow.
He is survived by his wife Liz of York, son Kevin Rush of San Diego, CA, stepson Ricki Pflaumer of Schwabach, Germany, brothers James “JC” Rush and William “Joe” (Valerie) Rush all of Lincoln, NE, sisters Rose (Gary) Johnson of Lincoln and Cheryl Marget of Fairmont, NE, many nieces, nephews, and his extended family in Germany which include brothers-in-law Klaus (Renate) Pflaumer, Wolfgang Pflaumer, and Walter Pflaumer, and sister-in-law Christa Pruy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ida and Donald Sr.
Memorial services were held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in York with the Reverend Art Phillips officiating. Inurnment with Full Military Honors at Greenwood Cemetery, York. Cremation. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.