Warren Dale Bushnell, 77, of Wilson, Kansas, died on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kansas.
Warren was born on November 09, 1943, in Smith Center, Kansas, the son of John W. and Lucy Emma (Westbrook) Bushnell. He grew up in Agra, Kansas, and graduated from Agra High School in 1962. During his time in high school, he set many track records, some of which still stand. He was united in marriage to Linda Marie LoVette on April 13, 1973, in Lewis, Kansas. He was a farmer and rancher for many years until he started driving a truck. He drove for Baldwin Trucking for over 30 years, earning several awards. He enjoyed tinkering with small engines and car engines, spending time outdoors gardening, doing lawn work, and fishing. Most of all in his later years in life he enjoyed spending time with his family. Warren always had a cheesy joke to tell, and what made them even funnier was his big ol’ belly laugh after getting to the punchline. He was the self-proclaimed town monitor; slowly cruising the streets to see who was out and what they were doing. He was great at giving free advice, whether asked for or not; and would tell anyone who would listen about how things were going to change, BIG TIME. He also was not afraid to tell you when he thought you were wrong then follow it up with that same big belly laugh.
Surviving family include his wife Linda and dog Rosie of the home, son Darren Bushnell and wife Billie Jo, daughter Korina McHugh, son Dustin Bushnell; daughters Michelle Baker and husband Troy of Wheeless, Oklahoma, and Sherri Hawkins of Wilson, Kansas; daughter-in-law Connie Werner of Spearman, Texas; brother Gary Eller; sister Ellen Adee; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Monica Pineda; son Eric Werner; brothers Ray and Earl Bushnell and sister Gloria Babcock. A memorial service to celebrate Warren’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas. Visitation will be from noon to 6 P.M. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at the mortuary with family greeting guests from 3 P. M. to 6 P.M. Sunday afternoon. Cremation has been selected by the family. A private family burial will take place at the Agra Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be sent in care of Mosaic of Ellsworth, Kansas, 124 W. 3rd, Ellsworth, Kansas 67439. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.