Born October 24, 1932, in Lansing, Michigan, son of the late Claudius and Marian (Sanderson) Bushnell passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at age 85.
Herm is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Kathleen Bushnell; their three children, Thomas Bushnell, Mary (John) Simmons, and James Bushnell; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther McDonald; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis Smith and Marjory Turner.
Herm graduated from Mason High School class of 1950. He attended Michigan State University where he played in the Marching Band. Herm served in the U.S. Army, 119th Field Artillery Division and in the U.S. National Guard, 72nd Support Center. He went to officers training at Fort Sill Oklahoma and retired from the military with the rank of Major. Herm was a retiree from the State of Michigan Department of Transportation where he served as a Cartographic Supervisor. He was a member of the “Singers on the Grand” and the “Young at Heart Singers” playing Trombone for both. Herm was also a member of the American Legion, Gideons International, the Michigan Road Riders, and was a former member of the National Model Railroad Association. Riding his Harley Davidson and playing his Trombone were two of his passions along with his Church, Christ Community Church in Lansing.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing. Those who wish, may make a memorial contribution, in Herm’s memory, to Gideons International or Christ Community Church of Lansing.