Gordon William Gustafson, 95, of Lindstrom, Minn., died peacefully in his home Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marian, mother and father, four sisters, and two brothers.
Gordon was born June 14, 1918, in Kost, Minn., to William and Daisy Gustafson. He attended the Kost Elementary School and graduated from the North Branch High School in 1935. He went on to attend a business college in Minneapolis. In 1938, he left the family farm to visit his aunt who lived in Moline, Ill. While there, he attended First Evangelical Free Church of Moline where he met his future wife, Marian Carlson. Gordon and Marian were united in marriage Sept. 21, 1940. In 1956, they moved to Rockford, Ill., and in 1960 they moved to Lindstrom, Minn. He bought the family home in 1962, where he resided until his death.
He was a member of Kost Evangelical Free Church of North Branch, He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at the age of eleven and he was confirmed in 1931. He served in numerous leadership positions in the church during his lifetime.
He is survived by his five children, Gerald (Sandy) of Gold Canyon, Ariz., Thomas (Sandy) of North Branch, Bruce (Rose), Regena (Ron) Gruening, Cheryl (Boyd) Barwin, all of Lindstrom; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Anna Mae (Ralph) Berglund, also of Lindstrom; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Kost Evangelical Free Church in North Branch. Interment at Kost Cemetery in North Branch in Minnesota. Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minnesota. Condolences may be left online at www.grandstrandfh.com.