Mrs. Gustafson Passes Away At Hospital

Mrs. Carl. A. Gustafson, 63, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 20, at the Princeton Hospital following a heart attack which she had suffered three weeks ago.

The funeral rites were held at the Walnut Christian Church on Thursday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m., with Re. E. V. Hallock, pastor, in charge. Lee Renner was the soloist with Mrs. Otto Yonk at the organ. The casket bearers were J. Orin Johnson, Everett Ganschow, Olen D. Melton, David Johnson, Gerald Ganschow and Nes Maimberg. Committal was in the Walnut Cemetery.

Florence Griffin was born November 25, 1891. She was united in marriage to Carl A. Gustafson in 1909. They came to Walnut about thirty years ago and farmed around this vicinity until moving to town seventeen years ago. Her husband preceded her in death on April 11, 1954.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Russell in 1919 and Lowell in 1951.

Surviving are four sons, Floyd, Carl Jr., and Kenneth, all of Walnut, and Raymond of Yorktown; four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Curtis, Kirksville, Mo.; Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Pope, Sterling, Illinois; Mrs. Leo (Betty) Christensen and Mrs. Lyle (Alberta) Peach, Walnut; 15 grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Gustafson was a member of Walnut Unit of Mothers of World War II.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 24, 1954, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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