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Jeffrey "Gus" S. Gustafson

July 4, 1958 ~ January 19, 2015 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Message from Virginia Steinfadt
January 31, 2015 12:59 PM

Cindy, so very sorry to hear of Jeffs passing.Will continue to remember you & family in my prayers. Often remember you both while Jeff & Don were under treatment in Iowa City. May all the wonderful memories help through these trying times. I lost Don 1-16-2015 so maybe they will meet again.  Virginia
Message from David Broadfoot
January 26, 2015 10:36 AM

Gus was my Fraternity brother and I was saddened to hear of his passing....He was a strong man with a kind and gentle soul, he touched me and each person he met.

I'm sorry for your loss and my Gus rest in peace and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Broadfoot
Message from Tina N
January 25, 2015 1:17 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Gus' family.  God Bless each and everyone of you.7
Message from Thomas Briner
January 24, 2015 2:32 PM

So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.  Prayers and well wishes to your family in this difficult time are being sent.
Message from RUSS BAY
January 22, 2015 12:40 PM

Jeff was a very good friend through Jr high and High school. Lots of fond memories in sports and band. He was a good guy, the best! you will be missed by all that knew you.
Message from Greg Rumpf
January 22, 2015 11:49 AM

Jeff and I became close friends while he and I were in college.  He was one of my favorite brothers.  I remember well his fantastic personality, his caring and thoughtfulness.  I can only imagine that these traits were abundantly shared with his family throughout his life.  

I am sorry for your loss, may Gus rest in peace.

Greg Rumpf
Message from Tim Yancey
January 22, 2015 11:12 AM

Jeff was my roommate in college. We had some great times and many laughs. He would wake me up on many mornings playing that "horn".. I yelled, he laughed, and on we went. We were both sons of Lumber Men. My dad worked in sawdust and so did his. Life was good. Lots of fun had by 2 young men on their first time out in the big world. He will be missed and I smile every time I think of him...
Message from Mitch Ridgway
January 22, 2015 11:08 AM

Jeff and his family are in my prayers.  RIP
Message from Sandi Fell (Wanda and Teddy Reed niece)
January 22, 2015 11:05 AM

Prays to the family.
Message from Ed Harvey
January 22, 2015 10:16 AM

Gus was a fraternity brother, loyal to a fault, amiable to all, and had a great sense of humor.  I'm sure he will be deeply missed by his family.  I enjoyed reading the very nicely written obituary that confirmed that everything he was when I knew him carried on through the rest of his all too brief life.  Deepest condolences.  Ed
Message from James Rice
January 22, 2015 9:18 AM

Thinking of you and praying for you at this time.
Message from Doug Crawford
January 22, 2015 8:56 AM

Rest in Peace Jeff.
Message from Janet Baker Sheets
January 21, 2015 7:25 PM

My condolences to Harriet and the boys for their loss of Jeff.  Living across the street, there were always the Gustafson and Swegle boys sharing their big yard with other boys including my brother, Kenny.   Jeff always had a smile when he came over to our house.  
Message from Tom Swegle and Family
January 21, 2015 12:02 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Gustafson family.  The bb gun battles circa 1973 between the Swegle boys and the Gustafson boys aka the next door enemy will forever hold true in our hearts and minds.  Rest in peace Gus.
Message from John Stipicevic
January 21, 2015 9:31 AM

A GARDEN PATH was sent by John and Kristin Stipicevic.

Nicole and Family - You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your friends back in DC are thinking of you. Sincerely -John and Kristin Stipicevic

Message from Rita Nessen Edwards
January 21, 2015 7:45 AM

Extending my sympathy to Harriet and the Gustafson family.I have many fond memories of Corydon and the Gustafson family.My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rita Nessen Edwards
Message from Steve Gasparovich
January 20, 2015 8:33 PM

I graduated from Melcher-Dallas in 1977, so Gus & I may have been on opposite sides of a sports event, I don't remember if he and I ever talked about it. At M-D my nickname was Gus and everyone there still refers to me by that nickname. I went off to Kirksville in the fall of '77 and pledged Sig Tau, where I was very promptly informed Jeff already had the nickname "Gus" and I would have to change, so they dubbed me "Gaspo" instead and that nickname has held ever since, including through 25 years in the Navy where, for better or worse, nicknames often come hard won.  I have told that story many times over the years and have always thought of Gus in doing so. . .so, in a very personal way, he has always been with me and a part of me. I will never forget Gus and am honored to call him "Brother".  My deepest sympathies to you in his passing.  Very sincerely, Steve "Gaspo" Gasparovich
Message from Karen Fitzgerald
January 20, 2015 8:28 PM

Thinking of you Cindy, the girls, and your grandkids. May God wrap you all in His arms and comfort you. RIP Jeff.
Message from Mary Bugyi
January 20, 2015 7:54 PM

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Beth, Dan, Kris, Brian, Bill, Rita, Eric and Meisha.

You are loved and will be missed by your cousins. Beth, Dan, Kris, Brian, Bill, Rita, Eric and Meisha.

Message from Wally Podraza
January 20, 2015 7:21 PM

I knew Jeff from my college Fraternity days. I remember him as a strong and good person. He was fun to be with. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Message from Dave Swegle and family
January 20, 2015 6:28 PM

Our heart felt condolences to all of Jeff's family.  I have fond memories of growing up next door to Jeff and all the Gustafson boys.  May he rest in peace.
Message from Nate Chamberlain
January 20, 2015 4:40 PM

Thinking of Gus' family and wishing all well. May you find peace and strength in your love for one another and memories together.
Message from Tim Douglas
January 20, 2015 2:01 PM

Please know that Jeff and you his family are in our prayers. It never seems to be the right time or place to lose a loved one. Stay strong as Jeff is in a better place, free from pain. I always remember his smile; I saw it many times right before the group of us found ourselves in trouble and I know I saw it a few of the pictures you posted over the last few months.
Message from David Hollingsworth
January 20, 2015 7:25 AM

To the family of Jeff Gustafson:

My condolences.  I was sorry to hear of his death.  Jeff was a great fraternity brother of mine in college!


David M. Hollingsworth
Message from Scott Troester
January 19, 2015 9:40 PM

Rest in peace my Sig Tau brother.
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