FLORENCE (Griffin) GUSTAFSON
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)