Vernon E. “Gus” Gustafson age 93, of Algonquin, Illinois passed away in Batavia, Illinois on September 17, 2020.
He was born in Harcourt, Iowa on September 18, 1926 to Victor and Hulda Gustafson.
He was a proud United States Army Air Corps Veteran serving during WWII.
Vernon attended North Park University. He received his degree from Lake Forest College in 1951. Was retired from McCormick & Co in Baltimore, Maryland and was a member of Fox Valley Community Church in West Dundee, Illinois
Vernon is survived by his wife, Elaine (Stenmark) Gustafson; his son, Tom, Ret. CFD, (Carrie) Gustafson and his daughter, Janet (Scott) Baruch; his grandchildren, Jeffrey (Adrienne) Gustafson, Kristin (Christopher) Pressley, Peter (Erin) Gustafson, Joseph Baruch and Jackson Baruch; his great-grandchildren, Christopher Jr., Myles, Jasmine, Maddison and Elizabeth; his brother Leland (Diane) Gustafson and his former daughter-in-law, Mary Gustafson.
Vernon was preceded in death by his sister Mildred (Robert) Bergstrom and his brother, Lauren (the late Patty) Gustafson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial in memory of Vernon may be made to Covenant Harbor Bible camp, 1724 Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, JDRF, 1026 A Ave NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or Covenant Living at Michealsen, 831 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510.
Friends are invited to meet with the family for a public visitation on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM with a funeral service to begin at 10:00 AM in the chapel of the Willow Funeral Home 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one mile west of Rt. 31) Algonquin.
Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd., Elwood, Illinois with full military honors under the auspices of the US Air Force.
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