Magalene "Madge" Kush

September 26, 1930 ~ April 2, 2021 (age 90)

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Magalene “Madge” (Hawkins) Kush, age 90, of Yorkville, Illinois passed away April 2, 2021.  She was born September 26, 1930 in Eleven Point, Arkansas, the daughter of James Monroe and Ida May (Meyers) Hawkins.

Madge moved to Chicago, Illinois in the late 1940’s, where she met her husband of over 60 years, Ed Kush, Sr.  They were married in1954 and soon after, moved to Aurora, Illinois, where Madge raised her family.

Madge supported the family-owned grocery business, Kush’s Certified and later Kush’s Food throughout the years.  Later in life, she owned and ran a motel in Wisconsin with her husband.

Madge is survived by her three children, Victoria (Chris) Karalis of Browntown, WI, Katrina (Jeff) Canterbury of Johnsburg, IL and Edward (Connie)  Kush Jr. of Yorkville, IL;  her beloved grandchildren, Michelle Kush and Michael Kush both of Yorkville, IL 

Madge was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kush Sr. and her three sisters, Audrey Cochran, Alene Bulawa and Phyllis Pasterik


Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon, Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave., Montgomery, IL.   Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Bristol.   For more information, please go to  Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196


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April 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 S. Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

Funeral Service
April 8, 2021

12:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538


St. Patrick's Cemetery

Bristol, IL

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