HEMINGFORD — C. J. “Bus” Marsh, 87, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Hemingford Community Care Center.
He was born in Alliance, Neb., on March 23, 1930, to Vern and Zora (Richardson) Marsh. He was their fourth child and only son of eight children.
Bus worked by his father’s side as a child and teen. He then followed in his father’s footsteps, and became a farmer and rancher residing 20 miles west of Alliance. He served in the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 as a Field Wireman.
He married Elaine Johnson in January of 1954. Three sons and two daughters were born from that marriage. Elaine preceded him in death.
He married Leona Berry Sulzbach on March 16, 1979. Leona preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2018.
Bus is survived by his sons, David (Tammy), Bradley (Deb), and Peter (Becky) and his daughter Melanie Marsh; eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren from his first union. From his second union, he is survived two step-sons, Daryl (Gwen) and Dwain (Sharon) Sulzbach and 6 grandchildren, and one step-daughter, Donna Sulzbach. He is also survived by five sisters, Hope McNay, Pat Langham, Ruby (Jack) Ledger, Norma (Kerry) Hawk, and Shirley (Bill Neufeld) Brown; seven nieces and one nephew and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to Leona and Elaine, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise, his parents, and two sisters, Judy Abrams and Veda Inouye.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Pastor Kent Griffen will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18.
Memorials may be given to Regional West Hospice, 3701 Avenue D, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361.
Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.