September 8, 2020

John L. Pusey

April 10, 1952 – September 5, 2020

John L. Pusey was born April 10,1952 to parents Patricia (McCord) Pusey and John J. Pusey.
He was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from A.L.H.S in 1970 and was an honor student and drum major for the band. He graduated from the University of Iowa in Political Science. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

John worked for Sheller Globe and later moved to Waxahachie, TX, where he was a safety engineer for Chevron Oil. He also worked in Aurora as a safety officer in an ethanol plant.

He lived the last 20 years in Lincoln, but remained a lifelong Hawkeye fan. Cancer claimed John Sept 5th. New address: Heaven. Celebration of life Sept.12 at Abel Park 18th & E St.,10:30 a.m. (Due to Covid-19, requesting close friends and family and please wear a mask.)  Loved by brother, Dr. Robert Pusey (Wendy); sister, Deb Embury (Alan); children, Michael and Britany; nieces and nephews. Special thanks to friend and caregiver, Donny Ginn and Tabitha Hospice.


  1. I knew John for most of my life; since the Pusey family moved across the street and became our extended family. I will remember John as an outgoing and charismatic person who generally focused on the positive side of life, even though he was often dealt a difficult hand. With every conversation we had he always inquired about me and my family, and fondly reminisced about past times. I will greatly miss John and our journeys down memory lane. God bless you John.

  2. So sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was such a creative and energetic spirit. I’ll always remember fondly the time the two of us were selected as MC’s for the annual high school Road Show. We were probably not very good at the job but we had a great time coming up with ways to keep people entertained between acts. Rest In Peace, John. You are missed.

  3. We send our love and many prayers to everyone in John’s family. We are John’s Aunt and Uncle and live in San Diego, CA and remember a special trip John made to see us many years ago, He was so special, and will be missed.

  4. John and I were good friends in Council Bluffs, Iowa, attending junior high and high school together. He was always one of the kindest persons I knew, with an ever-present smile. I’ll remember him always.


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