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Charlene Rush

October 3, 1940 — June 13, 2023

Sioux City

Charlene Rush, 82 of Sioux City passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Charlene was born the daughter of George and Sadie (Butrous) Johnson on October 3, 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa. She was a member of the “Class of 59” at Central High School. She married Dale Dicus on March 2, 1957. They enjoyed 30 years together before Dale passed in 1987. She later married Gene Rush on May 4, 1991. They later divorced.

Charlene worked at several local stores as a meat cutter for many years. She then started her career in food service with the South Sioux City and Sioux City schools. She loved her job and was very active in school functions.

She was an avid bowler and bowled in several leagues. She also liked to host rummage sales and hunt for treasures at them as well. In her younger years she was a scout leader for her children and a neighborhood block parent.

Charlene is survived by her children, Julie (Richard) Thomas of Hannibal, MO, Cheryl (Phil) Irwin, David Dicus and Lottie White, and Kevin (Chris) Dicus all of Sioux City; sister, Rosemary Woods of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale; and her siblings.

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