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Howard "Gus" Gustafson

April 15, 1937 — April 15, 2021

Howard “Gus” Franklin Gustafson, age 83, of Duluth, went home to the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2021 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center.  He was born October 9, 1937 in Menahga, Minn. to Otto and Signe (Arola) Gustafson.  Gus married Barbara F. De Brule on August 13, 1960 at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  He was a Senior Master Sargent in the Air National Guard working as a flight mechanic.  He also had worked at Ogston’s Body & Paint.  He was an avid reader.  Gus loved the outdoors and being with his family.  He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Gus was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Harold, Herbie, Mabel, Millie, Elaine, Saddie, Edith and Shirley.  Gus is survived by his wife of 60+ years, Barbara; his daughters:  Roberta (Gene) Bakke, Pamela (Robert) Pasek, Kim Terry, LuAnne (Todd) Theisen and Michelle (Kenneth) Ericson; thirteen beautiful grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his brothers Larry (Nancy) and Jimmy Gustafson.  A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Duluth Heights.  Military honors will be accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard.   Inurnment will be at Polish Catholic Cemetery.  Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555



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