James William Bartush, 71, passed away October 12, 2013, as a result of a heart attack. He was born January 16, 1942 in Aurora, IL. Jim graduated from Elk River High School in 1962 and was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving in Seoul, Korea. Jim resided in the Sacramento, CA area. Jim loved going for drives either on his motorcycle or his car. He always had a camera in hand and had an eye for photography selling his photos on-line. He had many friends in the soccer community who were family to him. His grandchildren were a joy in his life. For anyone who knew him, Jim had quite a sense of humor. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Bartush and Esther Eastman, Brother Leroy Eastman. He is survived by Alice Bartush, Kathy Bartush Felter, children Todd (Jennifer) Grants Pass, OR, Matt (Jennifer) Durham, NC, John (Jennifer) Roseville, CA and grandchildren, Araya, Ryan, Sarah and William. Brother Charles (Diane) Bartush, sisters, Nancy
(Richard) Duggan, Susan (Gary) Peterson and Sharon (Bruce) Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2:00-4:00 at Richard and Nancy Duggans home, 13862 189th Ave. NE. Elk River, MN, 763-441-1604.