|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1851|
Kalmar lšn, Sweden
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1929|
Services To Be Held For Former Pastor
Rev. G. O. Gustafson, 78, of Madrid, Iowa, former resident of Shenandoah, died Wednesday night at midnight at the Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, as a result of two strokes, which caused paralysis of the brain and throat.
Rev. Mr. Gustafson was well known to Lutheran Church audiences in western, Iowa, as since his retirement from active ministry in 1904, he had substituted in nearly every pulpit in his Lutheran district.
He was born in Krisidalt, Smaland, Sweden November 13, 1851, and was ordained into the ministry of the Augustana Lutheran Church in 1878 at Princeton, Illinois, having come to America in 1868. He had active charge of churches at Varna, Illinois, Pierson, Florida, Joilet, Illinois, Red Oak, and Shenandoah.
Before the death of Mrs. Gustafson in 1927, Rev. and Mrs. Gustafson had made their home in Council Bluffs, Iowa for about three years. They also resided in Omaha, Nebraska for a short time, after leaving Red Oak, Iowa, which had been their home for many years. Rev. Mr. Gustafson had made his home at the Lutheran Home for the Aged at Madrid since the death of his wife.
Surviving are seven children, E. V. Gustafson, of the Council Bluffs Mutal Building and Loan Association, Council Bluffs, Iowa, A. C. Gustafson of Des Moines, Iowa, C. A. Gustafson of Stewartsville, Minnesota, Paul of Lindsborg, Kansas, Mrs. F. A. Church and Mrs. Homer Liston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Miss Myrtle Gustafson of Berkeley, California.
Red Oak Express, September 2, 1929, page 3
Services for Ref. Gustafson
Stanton, September 5, 1929
Funeral services for Rev. G. O. Gustafson, 78, of Madrid, former pastor of the Red Oak Lutheran Church, who died on Wednesday at the Lutheran hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, following paralysis, were held here Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Lutheran Church. Rev. J. A. Holman, Essex, conducted the services, assisted by A. W. Erickson of the Fremont Church. Pallbearers were four sons and two sons-in-law. Interment was in Mamrelund Cemetery. Rev. Gustafson was born in Sweden, November 13, 1851, and came to this country in 1868. He was married at New Windsor, Illinois to Eleanora Falk in 1878. Mrs. Gustafson died October 9, 1927. The following children survive: C. A. Gustafson, Stewartville, Minnesota, A. C. Gustafson, Des Moines, Iowa, E. V. Gustafson, Council Bluffs, Paul Gustafson, Lindsborg, Kansas, Myrtle Gustafson, Berkeley, Calfiornia, Mrs. F. A. Church, and Mrs. H. Liston of Cedar Rapidas. He also leaves one brother, N. J. Gustafson, Woodhull, Illinois. Among those from a distance at the funeral were Mrs. J. P. Mollenhoff and son, Otis, and Mrs. E. J. Mollenhoff of Des Moines. All of the children were present at the funeral except Miss Myrtle Gustafson of Berkeley, California. The seven ministers of the district were honorary pall bearers.
The Red Oak Sun, September 6, 1929, page 4
Eleonora Falk Gustafson (1858 - 1927)*
Charles Ansfred Gustafson (1879 - 1957)*
Alvin Cornelius Gustafson (1882 - 1957)*
Luther Johannes Gustafson (1884 - 1884)*
Ernst Victor Gustafson (1886 - 1946)*
Kasper Albert Gustafson (1888 - 1888)*
Paul Arthur Gustafson (1889 - 1947)*
Edith Elvira Gustafson Liston (1901 - 1993)*
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